Mock-up 'Monument to the Victims of the March Putsch'

Walter Gropius, 1921

Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Monument to the March Dead, Walter Gropius, Weimar 1921.

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In 1920, Walter Gropius submitted his 'lightning strike' as 'symbol of the living spirit' for a competition tendered by the Städtisches Museum Weimar. The 'Monument to the Victims of the March Putsch' was designed to commemorate the victims of the Kapp Putsch of March 1920. Two years later, Gropius’s monument was erected in the main cemetery in Weimar.

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