Communist Party of Switzerland

Communist Party of Switzerland

Communist Party of Switzerland (Kommunistische Partei der Schweiz), known as the "Old Communists" (Altkommunisten), was a historical Communist party, section of the Communist International.

The Party originated from a group of left-wing socialists who were expelled from the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland in 1918. Fritz Platten was a central leader in the new Party. Bulgarian communist Solomon Goldstein was among the founders.[1]

The Swiss Communist Party was banned in 1940 because of World War II.[2] In 1944 some of its leading members founded the Swiss Party of Labour to replace the old Communist Party.


  1. ^ Zapantis Andrew L.: Greek-Soviet relations, 1917-1941. (East European monographs). East European Monographs, 1982, Page 155. [1]
  2. ^ Molin, Karl Hemmakriget, Stockholm 1982. Page 118. (ISBN: 91-550-2785-7)