Monday, May 28, 2018

GERMANY ~ Marx-Engels Memorial - Berlin ~

... Great historic postcard... a statue of the two fathers of socialism, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, both controversial figures... in the summer of 1990 someone added the words  ("wir sind unschuldig") ("we are innocent")  to the front side of the platform upon which the statues stood... a phrase from the National Hymn of the former GDR...  the revolutionary philosopher remains a divisive figure almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall... his ideas were often critized, but he is still considered to have been one of the most important figures in human history... with great matching stamp issued by German post to commemorate Karl Marx' 200th birthday this year and nice special "Berlin" postmarks... Thanks a lot Dustin!!ヽ(ヅ)ノ
Photo: Günter Schneider
The monument to Marx-Engels, two larger than life bronze figures by the sculptor Ludwig Engelhardt depicting Karl Marx (seated) and Friedrich Engels.

Marx-Engels-Forum is a public park in the central Mitte district of Berlin, the capital of Germany. It is named for Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto of 1848 and regarded as two of the most influential people in the socialist movement. The park was created by the authorities of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1986.


Flowers | Plants
 (Issued 07-07-2005)

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Marx (1818-1883)
(Issued 03-05-2018)

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