100 years ago today, the socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin. This week, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is paying homage to Luxemburg, a co-founder of a the German Communist Party, with a series of events at Kunstquartier Bethanien.
We spoke to Johanna Bussemer from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, David Fernbach whose grandfather was part of the German Communist Party, and Berlin’s Senator for Culture and Europe, Klaus Lederer, to examine the historical appeal of Luxemburg, whose legacy is being discovered by a new generation. Lederer believes that Luxemburg herself would have eschewed being placed on a pedestal because: “… at any given time she was questioning herself and the prevailing doctrines.”
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