Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Chemnitz
Stadt Chemnitz

Sachsen

Brückenstraße

Karl Marx

Trier 1818 - London 1883
German philosopher
(Wikipedia)
Lev Kerbel'
Monumentskul'ptura (Leningrad)
1971

Chemnitz /  Karl Marx   Chemnitz /  Karl Marx

Description

Bronze bust, over 7 meters high (the largest portrait bust in the world).

Signature

Л. Кербель
сделано л СССР / монументскульптура / ленинград / 1971

Annotation

Behind the monument, on the wall at the "Parteisäge" - the building of the former District Council - is the Communist Manifesto written in four languages: German, English, French and Russian, and several times in different sizes:
proletarier aller landen, vereinigt euch!
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!
proletaires de tous les pays, unissez-vous!
working men of all countries, unite!

The monument is also known under the nickname 'Nischel'.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°50'9" E 12°55'24"

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