|The Memorial to the Socialists (1951), Friedrichsfelde Friedhof.|
The Central Obelisk states,"The Dead Remind Us." It is surrounded by 10 graves commemorating East Germany's foremost socialist leaders,
including Wilhelm Pieck and Walter Ulbricht.
|The Memorial states,|
"What has passed will not return again,
but it left brilliant lights."
Unlike the Dorotheenstadt Friedhof, where many of East Germany's artistic and cultural elite are buried, Friedrichsfelde was reserved for East German leaders and activists. For example, this is the final resting place for Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg (co-founders of the German Communist Party), Walter Ulbricht (East Germany's ruthless leader), Käthe Kollwitz (pacifist and artist), and Klaus Fuchs (physicist and atomic spy).
|A No Nonsense Socialist Headstone|
This quiet and bucolic space is the perfect escape from the summer heat, and a good place to learn a little history.