A street for Karl

In the project Eine Straße für Karl (A street for Karl), two lawyers want to change the name of a street in Berlin from Einemstraße to Karl-Heinrich-Ulrichs-Straße. The background:

Karl von Einem (1853-1934), whom the street is named after today, was a Prussian commander who hailed the Nazis and demanded homosexuals be exterminated.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895) on the other hand was a sort of pioneer of the gay movement and is sometimes dubbed “the first homosexual”.

573 persons so far have signed the petition to change the street’s name from the bad Karl to the good Karl.

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One Response to A street for Karl

  1. math June 16, 2010 at 18:41 #

    lol! awesome

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