Some European cities are filled with statues of emperors, kings and warriors – all recalling long-ago history. Berlin isn’t. It used to have all the usual statues once, but World War II destroyed most of them and what was left afterwards was neatly removed by the GDR leadership. Right now, Berlin is still paying tribute to the heroes of socialism and the working class – and I’ll tell you where to find those icons.
Berlin’s lost historical statues in the exhibition ‘Berlin und seine Denkmäler’. Image courtesy of Daphne Damiaans.