Rosa Luxemburg plaque in Poznań vandalised

Photo: Agnieszka Goździejewska (

Photo: Agnieszka Goździejewska (

A plaque in the Polish city of Poznań which commemorates Rosa Luxemburg has been vandalised. The plaque, which is on the house at 21 Szamarzewiskiego where Luxemburg stayed in May 1903, had white paint thrown over it by unknown vandals.

In 1903, the street was Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse and Poznań (called Posen in German) was part of the German Empire. Rosa Luxemburg stayed there from 8- 25 May 1903 with comrades in the SPD, helping to organise the publication of the Polish-language socialist weekly newspaper ‘Gazeta Ludowa’ (‘People’s Gazette’) and develop the socialist movement amongst the Polish inhabitants of the city.

Rosa Luxemburg remains a controversial figure in Poland, for her opposition to the struggle for Polish independence and her association with Communism.

Read the full story here (and see more pictures) here:,bohaterowie-poznanskich-ulic-roza-luksemburg-na-zniszczonej,id,t.html (in Polish)



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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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