From: "Aad Blok" <email@example.com>
Organization: I.I.S.G. Amsterdam
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 10:08:56 +0100
Subject: Labnet: Work in Progress on Biographical Dictionary Comintern
Peter Huber sends us the following message:
Over 20 years ago B. Lazitch and M.M. Drachkovitch published a "Biographical Dictionary of the Comintern". Their sources were basically the publications of the Comintern, scientific contributions and memoirs of communists. With the opening of the Moscow archives, historians dispose of new authentic evidence. Many historians had the opportunity to verify what was known hitherto and to get new evidence. It is obvious that a new and expanded Dictionary of the Comintern is within reach. Although the access to personal files in the archives of Comintern is still difficult, historians dispose of general files that allow biographical research.
We think we will have in the end about 2,000 small biographies of communists that worked at Comintern's headquarters or travelled there for political talks. A large number of specialists of national C.P.s agreed already to help to complete the biographies. We still look for specialists of the following C.P.s: - Poland - Bulgaria - Near East - Indochina - Philippines
Please contact Peter Huber (Geneva, Switzerland), Fax: 0041.20.7400045; e-mail: HUBERP@ubaclu.unibas.ch