Rosa Luxemburg memorial at the site where she was thrown—either dead or alive—into the Landwehrkanal, Berlin.
Photo: Connie Mendoza, 2014
Luxemburg’s last known words, written on the evening of her murder, were about her belief in the masses, and in what she saw as the inevitability of revolution:
"The leadership has failed. Even so, the leadership can and must be recreated from the masses and out of the masses. The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built. The masses were on the heights; they have developed this ‘defeat’ into one of the historical defeats which are the pride and strength of international socialism. And that is why the future victory will bloom from this ‘defeat’. ‘Order reigns in Berlin!’ You stupid henchmen! Your ‘order’ is built on sand. Tomorrow the revolution will already ‘raise itself with a rattle’ and announce with fanfare, to your terror: I was, I am, I shall be!”
Tagebuch der Sekretäre W. I. Lenins
21. November bis 6. März 1965
Dietz Verlag. Berlin 1965
The Displacement, Connie Mendoza, 2014
Jenny Marx in Briefenan einer vertraute Freundin.
Verlag für die Frauen. Leipzig, 1989
The Displacement. Connie Mendoza, 2014
Film Poster ” Die Prostitution” 1919, design, J. Fenneker, ill. 88 in Rita Täuber, Der häßliche Eros (Berlin, Mann, 1997).
"Women, Resistence and Revolution. A hitoru of Women and Revolution in the Modern World" by Sheila Rowbotham
Exercise from Albers preliminary course 1928 involving a copy of “die Rote Fahne” chief organ of the kpd and the “Berliner Tageblatt”