Germany: Neubrandenburg uncovers statue of Karl Marx after 16 years

The town of Neubrandenburg, in former East Germany, has put back up its memorial of Karl Marx on Thursday after it had been stored away for 16 years. The statue of Karl Marx by architect Gerhard Thieme has been revealed at a new location in a park next to the Friedrich-Engels-Ring street. About 80 people came to the event, laying flowers on the pedestal after the statue was uncovered. The... Еще location and the decision of putting the memorial back up was reportedly a point of controversy over the last few years. «One and another one said 'I would like to have him back in our city' because it reminds us of a certain time,» Neubrandenburg mayor Silvio Witt said. «That was the goal of this long discussion. I wanted to put this memorial back up without the ideology,» Witt added.

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