Dispute over Rosa Luxemburg plaque in Poznań, Poland

(Photo: Błażej Dąbkowski)

A dispute has broken out over a plaque to Rosa Luxemburg in the Polish city of Poznań, where she was politically active when the city was part of the German Empire. Activists associated with the main opposition party, Law and Justice, wish to see the plaque removed as a relic of Communism.

In September 2013, the plaque was vandalised and subsequently replaced (see: https://rosaluxemburgblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/poznan-plaque/)

For Polish news reports, see:

Błażej Dąbkowski, ‘Poznaniacy stają w obronie Róży Luksemburg. Historyk: Lepiej zdjąć tę tablicę’ Polska Times, 27 January 2015 (http://www.polskatimes.pl/artykul/3729154,poznaniacy-staja-w-obronie-rozy-luksemburg-historyk-lepiej-zdjac-te-tablice,id,t.html)
‘Czarne róże pod tablicą Róży Luksemburg. O co chodzi?’ Nasze Miasto (Poznań), 16 March 2015 (http://poznan.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/czarne-roze-pod-tablica-rozy-luksemburg-o-co-chodzi-wideo,3315833,artgal,t,id,tm.html)
‘Happening: Czarne róże pod tablicą Róży Luksemburg w Poznaniu’, Głos Wielkopolski, 16 March 2015

About rosaluxemburgblog

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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