The Rosa Luxemburg Lightbulb Factory

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Above: The Rosa Luxemburg lightbulb factory, Marcin Kasprzac Street, Warsaw, c. 1961- 68. The only significant ‘monument’ to Rosa Luxemburg in the city where she lived from the age of 3 to 18 (1873- 1889).
It was built during the Communist era (1945- 1989) on the street named after her mentor Marcin Kasprzak,who was executed during the 1905-6 Revolution (See:
Photo: Polish National Digital Archive (

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I was awarded a PhD in History by Swansea University for a thesis on Rosa Luxemburg (2016). I am currently co-editing the fourth volume of 'The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg' and am a member of the Advisory Board of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society.
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