The Soviet Republic of Alsace-Lorraine was a very short historical event – in fact it only lasted fourteen days – when after the declaration of the Republic of the Councils by the jewish revolutionary Kurt Eisner in Bavaria was heard in Strasbourg. (1)

It was decided – largely by sailors involved in the 1918 Kiel Mutiny – on 8th November 1918 to set up a Soldiers Council (i.e. Soviet) in Strasbourg and to declare Alsace-Lorraine to be a Soviet Republic, which caused a ripple effect of numerous Soviets spring up in towns and cities across the province. (2)

Interestingly it was the local socialist leader Jacques Peirotes who asked the French government to send in troops to reoccupy Alsace-Lorraine despite the fact that he was a committed socialist and thus would have been expected to have supported the left-wing revolutionaries.

The fact though is that he didn’t and this is likely because he saw Alsace-Lorraine as being part of France. (3)

When the French troops marched in Strasbourg on the 22nd November 1918 under General Henri Gouraud, they immediately rounded up the revolutionaries and put down any attempts to strike. (4)

Thus re-establishing control over the situation, but what is of note to us is that the influence behind the attempt to create a Soviet Republic in Alsace-Lorraine was Kurt Eisner’s incredibly jewish Republic of Councils in Bavaria. (5)

Therefore it may reasonably be said that the short-lived Soviet Republic of Alsace-Lorraine was inspired by jews.


  1. See my article:
  3. Christopher Fischer, 2010, ‘Alsace to the Alsatians?: Visions and Divisions of Alsatian Regionalism, 1870-1939’, 1st Edition, Berghahn: New York, pp. 128-130
  5. See: