Statues worldwide

Statues around the globe are in the spotlight. What should societies remember about the past? Which monuments need to topple to make way for a fairer future? KULTURAUSTAUSCH asked experts and journalists from around the world.

Statue of Bismarck - Hamburg

What should societies remember about the past? And which monuments need to topple to make way for a fairer future? Every week KULTURAUSTAUSCH talks about these questions to experts and authors from around the world. Today: Kodjo Valentin Glaeser from the advisory board of the Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD)

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Statue of John A. Macdonald - Montreal, Canada

Commented by the professor for Social Work and member of the indigenous Canadian Gitxsan Nation, Cindy Blackstone.

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Memorial - Srebrenica, Bosnia

Commented by Ćamil Duraković, the former mayor of Srebrenica.

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Mau Mau Memorial - Nairobi, Kenya

Commented by the anthropologist Wangui Kimari from Kenya.

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Statue of Sangolly Rayanna - Peeranwadi, India

Commented by the author and artist D. S. Chougale, India.

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Suffrage statue - New York, USA

Commented by the author and professor for Women’s Studies, Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, USA.

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Statue of Hans Egede - Nuuk, Greenland

Commented by the cultural historian Ebbe Volquardsen.

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Ivan Konev Statue - Prague, Czech Republic

Commented by the historian Jaromír Mrňka.

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Statue of Alexander Andreyevich Baranov - Sitka, Alaska

Commented by the historian Hal Spackman.

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The statue of Alexander the Great - Skopje, North Macedonia

Commented by the Macedonian journalist Katerina Topalova.

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Julio A. Roca statue - Bariloche, Argentina

Commented by the Argentinian writer Mauro Libertella.

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John Batman Statue - Melbourne, Australia

Commented by the Australian Member of Parliament Lidia Thorpe.

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Statue of Lenin - Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Commented by the historian Ulrich Mählert.

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Statue of Marthinus Theunis Steyn - Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Commented by the South African writer Malaika Wa Azania.

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Rhodes statue - Oxford, Great Britain

Commented by the Indian novelist Amit Chaudhuri, who has been part of the “Rhodes Must Fall” movement in Great Britain.

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The Democracy Monument, Bangkok

Commented by political scientist Titipol Phakdeewanich from Thailand.

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Monument of general Baquedano Santiago de Chile

Commented by the Italian archeologist Dafna Goldschmidt.

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