A Lenin monument that is none

One of the most surprising chronicles of Lenin monuments in Germany is that of the statue ensemble „Hessendrescher“ in Groß-Gerau. This work by the artist Mario Derra has been standing in front of the historic town hall of this small West-German town since 2007 and shows five figures from the pre-industrial era: three peasants threshing grain and, a little further away, a woman with a child. One of the threshers clearly shows the facial features of Lenin: The leader of the October Revolution holds up the flail and appears relaxed despite the hard work. He probably already suspects that the oppression of the agricultural workers will soon be over. Weiterlesen

Lenin in West-Berlin

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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