I remember my Father saying that his Father was a member of the party back in the Fatherland. The German communist party was a potent force in the 1920’s. One of the reasons for this was the emergence of the Bolsheviks in Russia. Because Russia didn’t have a developed Capitalist society, Lenin justified taking power there by saying that the Germans who did have a developed capitalist society would help Russia.
This of course would require a powerful German Communist party which the Bolsheviks actively supported. Not surprisingly one of the co-founders was a Jewish Lady, and given Herr Hitler’s dislike for the Jews it is perfectly understandable that they would actively oppose National Socialism! As for my German Catholic Grandfather he would leave Germany shortly after the US Vice President Dawes imposed his Dawes plan which tanked the German economy!
And that is all I’m going to say about that!