Monday’s Monument: The White Rose, Munich, Germany

Monday’s Monument: The White Rose, Munich, Germany

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign,...
Monday’s Monument: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Monday’s Monument: Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

We close our monumental tour of Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate, an archetypal example of how the symbolism of monuments evolves.  The Gate was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia and,  when completed in 1791, was named the Peace Gate (German:...