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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 04:18:00 -0500

I just returned from Germany where I learned about the following
problem---wonderfully relevant to our recent discussions. In Berlin at the
Brandenburg Gate (I think---in any case at a memorial site) was a rather
small statue of "Mother and a Dying Child" by Kathe Kollitz. In 1993
Helmut Kohl decided the site should be refurbished and that the statue was
not big enough for the newly planned project. Therefore, someone was hired
to create a larger version of the statue. Evidently quite a controversy
resulted. I discovered a book about this by Christopher Stolzl, "Die neue
Wache unter den Linden, Ein deutsche Denkmal in Wandel der Geschite" Kohler
&Amelang, Berlin, 1993. ISBN 3-7338-017804. My German is not great, and I
am hoping that there is an English translation of this book, or another
book or article in English discussing the controversy. I think it would be
a great problem for students to discuss. Does anyone know any more about
this? Marcia