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Adolf Dethmann (3 December 1896, Heikendorf – 6 August 1979) was a German engineer, social scientist and communist activist and industrial manager.

Dethmann was active in the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), editing the journal Spartakus - the KPD journal for Schleswig-Holstein from March 1919. However he was thrown out of the party following the Heidelberg conference in October 1919, and became a founder member of the Communist Workers Party of Germany (KAPD) when that was founded in April 1920.

Dethmann had become friends with Hugo Junkers and in 1931 was appointed managing director of his company.[1]


  1. ^ Bourrinet, Philippe (2016). The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900–68): ‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!’ - ‘All Workers Must Think for Themselves!’. BRILL. ISBN 9789004325937. Retrieved 27 September 2018.