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Daughter of a Revolutionary

When his daughter was born on 26 April 1925, Bill Rust, 22-year-old leader of the Young Communist League, named her Rosa after the German communist leader Rosa Luxemburg, a martyr to the cause since her assassination in January 1919. He was sure that, long before she was a grown woman, the socialist revolu­ tion would have swept away the slums of London’s East End in which he had grown up.