Here, you can deeply feel Comrade Zhu De's outstanding historical merits, great spiritual style and lofty personality charm.Today, I'd like to take you to the Memorial Hall of Comrade Zhu De's Former Residence,and tell you his story.
【Letter to Li Ji and Chen Qixiu】This is a letter written by Zhu De in March 1925 to Li Ji and Chen Qixiu, who had been from Germany to the Soviet Union,asking them to help to contact the Soviet Union to study military.In his letter, he earnestly wrote: ‘after returning to China, I will serve the party all my life and make military movements.’In order to find the right way to save the country and the people, Zhu De abandoned his high position and wealth, traveled across the ocean,traveled thousands of miles, and experienced ups and downs,in 1922, he finally joined the Communist Party of China in Berlin, Germany.Later, he was arrested and jailed for participating in the student movement.After his second arrest, the Executive Committee of the Chinese Communist Party branch in Mozambique approved his request.In July, Zhu De went to the Soviet Union to study military.
The ‘I will serve the party all my life’ written in the letterreflects Zhu De's unremitting pursuit of striving to the end for the cause of communism‘make military movements’ shows Zhu De's firm choice to devote his whole life to the development of the people's army.With 51 years of hard work, he realized the pledge he had written.
【Letter to Dai Yuling】The following is a help letter from Zhu De to his friend Dai Yuling.In 1937, his nephew Xu Mingyang came to Shanxi to fight against Japan,he learned that Yilong, his hometown in Sichuan, was suffering from drought,his family suffered from persecution because of his participation in the revolution,and his biological and adoptive mother had a very difficult life.However, as commander in chief of the Eighth Route Army, Zhu De was penniless,in order to help the two old mothers through the barren years and fulfill their filial piety,he wrote to his Sichuan friend Dai Yuling for help.
He wrote in the letter:‘I have not had any money for more than ten years, and it will be the same in the near future.I'll raise two hundred Chinese yuan from you as a good friend and send it to Zhu Li at home. I can't return this money to you. Please make a donation.’
After reading this letter, general secretary Xi Jinping said,‘the commander in chief of the Eight Route Army is so poor and so incorruptible. He made people respect him!’This special letter, bearing the ambition of serving the country, the feeling of being filial to his mother and the virtue of being diligent and honest,is a true portrayal of Zhu De's determination to serve the country, hard work and plain living, and being honest and upright.
【Deposit List】What follows is chairman Zhu De's 1976 deposit list.On July 6, 1976, Zhu De died of illness in Beijing at the age of 90.When his life was in danger, Zhu De asked his wife Kang Keqing to hand over his more than 20000 yuan deposit to the party organization as the last party expenses,leaving no money for future generations.A deposit list makes us deeply feel Comrade Zhu De's persistent love and boundless loyalty to the party.As he said, ‘Communists should be selfless. The legacy of revolutionaries is not money, but spirit.’
Comrade Mao Zedong appraised Comrade Zhu De as the glory of the people,Comrade Zhou Enlai evaluated Comrade Zhu De as a milestone of the Chinese revolution in the 20th century,General secretary Xi Jinping pointed out at the 130th Anniversary Symposium of Comrade Zhu De's birth, ‘Comrade Zhu De is an outstanding representative of the Communists and a giant star in the bright stars of our national hero. Comrade Zhu De's ideological and moral character and spiritual style in his life-long struggle are the precious spiritual wealth of the party and the people.’.
Friends, I sincerely welcome you to the Memorial Hall of Comrade Zhu De's Former Residence,to learn more touching stories, feel the feelings of great people, and feel the spiritual baptism brought by the heavy red culture.