Monthly Archives: September 2012

Press release from the Berlin Senate on Rosa Luxemburg Bridge

Press release from the Berlin Senate (Department for Urban Development and the Environment) on the re-naming of the Lichtenstein Bridge (in German): “Symbolische Benennung des “Rosa-Luxemburg-Stegs” 25.09.12, Pressemitteilung In der Nacht vom 31. Mai auf den 1. Juni 1919 wurde … Continue reading

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Association of Victims of Stalinism protests against renaming of bridge after Rosa Luxemburg

Re-naming the Lichtenstein Bridge after Rosa Luxemburg ‘backwards’ and a ‘slap in the face to all the victims of communism’ according to the Association of Victims of Stalinism (Vereinigung der Opfer des Stalinismus (VOS)), reports the Junge Freiheit newspaper: http://www.jungefreiheit.de/Single-News-Display-mit-Komm.154+M5ec50c27f39.0.html

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Berlin bridge to be re-named in honour of Rosa Luxemburg

The Lichtenstein Bridge over the Landwehr canal in Berlin, between the Tiergarten and Berlin Zoo, is to be re-named after Rosa Luxemburg. It was from this bridge on 15 January 1919 that Luxemburg’s body was thrown into the canal, after … Continue reading

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