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  • Neckerchief
    In the pioneer organisation “Ernst Thälmann”

    It almost seemed that schoolchildren were born into the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation.

  • I spy with my little eye
    In 1986 the monument is unveiled

    Inauguration of Ernst Thälmann Park. Hands are raised in greeting in the square and on the balconies of the new high-rise buildings. An army of little waving cats; though none look very jolly or cheerful.

  • Prologue


    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.