The space around the monument and its usage
As early as 1986, Betina Kuntzsch would have had some alternatives for the monument: heroes or heroines with a human face – Rosa Luxemburg in a huge flower garden or Sigmund Jähn, the first German in space.
In July 1984, the first tenants moved into the Thälmann-Park
Hardy Krause was one of the very first residents of Ernst Thälmann Park. As a passionate amateur photographer, he sneaked onto the construction site, photographed excavators and trenches.
A possible biography of Irma Thälmann
Irma rarely saw “Teddy” in the flesh. That’s what friends, supporters and comrades called her father.
The coal palm
Vineyards – gasworks – Thälmannpark
Short detour to the actual industrial age. The history of the “IV Berlin Gas Facility” in the district of Prenzlauer Berg, where vineyards and windmills had once stood.
The wrecking balls had grown weary. After the fall of the Wall, they had razed so many heroes of socialism. In 1993, Thälmann was due to be removed as well.