Ante Ciliga – pronounced “Tsiliga” – became famous to the point of becoming the emblem of the opposition to Stalinism and to “the Bolshevik system” of state. ANTE CILIGA. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press (Le Monde, October 28, ), announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga. The file was just too big and I can’t seem to compress it without losing quality, so I posted it on : The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga.
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The presence of Ciliga in 20th century political thought is thus as ambiguous as his itinerary may be judged to have been.
All these leading functions drew to him the attention of the police. French translation, in Invariance, series II, No. But the desire to studying on the spot the experiments of the Great Russian Revolution carried it. Their resolution, minority, supported by 15 vote, proclaimed that the bureaucracy was a true class hostile to the proletariat; and thus that only the social revolution could lead to socialism. In JuneCiliga was sent to the concentration camp at Jasenovac under death sentence. In castillan, Buenos Aires, ; German: Whereas before Ciliga – of its own consent – did not nourish any doubt about the accuracy of the policy of the USSR, he came from there to conclude that “the evolution towards socialism was definitively stopped, revolution died, and that consequently all was poured Inat the time of these tragic events, Ciliga was already formally in the Left opposition.
In the final ofhe travelled to Berlin, whence he fled to the West, in the American military zone, before the Soviet army entered Berlin. Such theses caused scandal until in the ultra-left, and Smirnov was excluded from the group.
AN AMBIGUOUS JOURNEY – Ante Ciliga ()
Both of the latter countries were under the powerful influence of Communist parties, and this worried him enough to keep him in transit back and forth, between Paris and Rome. Ante Ciliga “, with other many contributions, was marked on the right side. From September untilhe accepted increasing responsibilities in the Yugoslavian communist movement. A psychological and political characteristic of Ciliga, in his path of Communist until that of social democrat, will be to research at all costs “united front” of all the political parties, the common agreement in the name of pluralism.
Before the war, the path of Ciliga was going to be contradictory.
What after the repression of the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz? He wanted to work for the building of a “united front of the oppositional Communists, Socialists and Anarchists against Stalinist bureaucratic terror” p.
The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws. To note in this booklet formulations more than doubtful on the Ustasha movement.
On this last point, the testimony of Ciliga seems not very reliable and to even reveal anti-Semite feelings.
Collector at Ante Ciliga Collection. What was extremely dangerous in a so much Catholic country. Ciliga, under the Mbt signature, retorted in Borba Nos. It was born a conspiracy of the Ministers for the interior and defence to make pass the Croatian State in the Allied camp, exactly as for Fascist Italy in The Left Trotskyist group of the 30 whose Ciliga proposed a new editorial board, composed of a representative of each tendency, and publishing only one organ for all the Communists.
This indecision where he saw the moderating influence of Hungarian social democracy decided him to begin ciligz in the communist camp. It should however be stressed that in and Ciliga constantly obtained the renewal of his Italian passport.
He thought whereas the resolution of these national contrasts would pass by the international Communist Party.
Of course, the activities of the group were discovered by the GPU. As “left” communist between andclassified as Left Trotskyist and close to anarchism, Ciliga symbolises all the hesitations of aante of Central and Eastern Europe who became revolutionaries shortly after the First World War, while seeking – consciously or unconsciously – a national “identity”.
Lastly, during the winteras representative of the Croatian party, he became member of the central committee of the CP of Yugoslavia A tendency directed by professors Solnstsev, Iakovin and Stopalov. The book of Milovan Bosic, already quoted, mentions p. He wrote that one possible reason for the rise of Joseph Stalin was that many Soviet politicians, even committed communists, believed that the Soviet Union consists of backward, Asiatic peoples who need a dictatorship. According to Ciliga, the social composition of the insulator was primarily “intellectual”.
In addition, Ciliga and his comrades were in close connection with the Russian factory workers. Le MondeOctober 14, p. Zorga decided for “a Leninist direction and an iron discipline”, finally for a Balkan federation of “Workers and peasants independent republics”.
In fact, he could leave Zagreb for Vienna thanks to Konrad Klaser, the chief of local Gestapo, 95a former Austrian Communist, who was interested particularly in him.