Womacka’s leaded windows


Besides the window pane in the Faculty of Law, in the Humboldt University we can still find another representation of Lenin. It is part of the triptych of leaded windows made by the Socialist artist Walter Womacka in 1962 placed at the central university building in Dorotheenstraße. Weiterlesen


The big windowpane



3HUWhen he was young, Lenin had to read and investigate in far stranger places than a university library. From December 1895 until February 1897 he stayed 14 month in a remand prison accused of political agitation, so he had to carry on with his researches behind bars. It’s been told that his first political essays were written there with invisible ink. In February 1897 he was proscribed for three years to the little town of Shushenskoje in Eastsibira (approximately 600 km from the nearest train station), where he set up a little study-room in the little house, in which he lived under constant surveillance of the police, with the purpose of continuing his investigations and his own writings. But it wasn’t until 1900, when he left Russia and began his European exile, that he was able to return to his routine of visiting libraries, in order to work quietly among the smell of old books. Weiterlesen