Rosa Luxemburg on Stamps

Rosa Luxemburg (also: Róża Luksemburg; or Rozalia Luxenburg) was a Polish-German Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist, and revolutionary socialist. Read more about her on Wikipedia.


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German Democratic Republic, 1966. Pictured together with Karl Liebknecht, co-founder of the antiwar Spartacus League.


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Federal Germany, 1974. Issued as a series of “Renowned Women”. From left to right: Luise Otto-Peters, Gertrud Bäumer, and Rosa Luxemburg.


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German Democratic Republic, 1959. Issued on the 40th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s death. Pictured together with Karl Liebknecht, co-founder of the antiwar Spartacus League.


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Soviet Occupation Zone, Berlin, 1949. In memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, on the 30th anniversary of their death.


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German Democratic Republic, 1971. The 100th anniversary of birth of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.


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German Democratic Republic, 1967. Stamps issued on the 50th anniversary of the November Revolution.


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German Democratic Republic, 1955. The 20th anniversary of the German Labor Movement. Top row, left to right: Clara Zetkin, Karl Liebknecht, August Bebel, Wilhelm Liebknecht. Bottom row, left to right: Ernst Thälmann, Rosa Luxemburg, Franz Mehring. It’s one of the very rare series in which a father (Wilhelm Liebknecht) and a son (Karl Liebknecht) are pictured.


 

Stamps featured in post: 19; Period: modern era (1949-1974); Pricing moderate; Availability: readily available with the exception of the Soviet Occupation Zone stamp of 1949.

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