Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another problem

The reverberations from the discovery that Benno Ohnesorg's killer was actually a Stasi agent are still going on. In the meantime, another potentially embarrassing discovery may have been made. It seems possible that Rosa Luxembourg's grave, "a shrine of sorts, visited every year by a procession of old communists and young left-wing activists", may not hold the murdered revolutionary's body after all.

As Der Spiegel reports:
But now, a startling discovery indicates that Rosa Luxemburg may never have inhabited that much-hallowed grave. If Michael Tsokos, head of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at Berlin's Charité hospital, is correct, then Luxemburg's body has been stored in the hospital's basement since 1919.
One would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this.

1 comment:

  1. Thank Marx the bones of our saint are safe.