Lenin in West-Berlin

Die Geldmauer

ENGLISH

The only statue of Lenin in West-Berlin and the only monument dedicated to the soviet revolutionary in the territory of the former Federal Republic of Germany is standing on a layer of gravel in middle of trucks and containers in the parking lot of the moving company “Zapf”. The story of this bronze-statue is marked by a certain mysteriousness, which we can actually find quite often, when referring to the figure of Lenin. Weiterlesen

Lights in the dusk

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ENGLISH

Between colorful balloons, big advertisements and shrill flashing neon lights a commemorative plaque of Lenin is hanging inconspicuously on a wall of Frankfurter Allee. Surrounded by so many stores, fast food restaurants and even a shopping center, the communist hero seems to be a little bit out of place here. And in fact Lenin doesn’t get a lot of affection around this place: On the plaque one can still recognize the traces of the last vandalism action, a mosaic of ink and cleaning agents. Weiterlesen