Due to the historical events, Leipzig is without question the place best suited for a commemorative project."

Monika Grütters, Federal minister of Cluture 2013 - 2021
Source: epd

Denkmalsstandort Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz vom Stadtrat bestätigt!

On June 16, 2022, the Leipzig City Council approved the citizens' council's site proposal.

Damit ist der Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz als Denkmalsstandort bestätigt ‒ und die Umsetzung des Wettbewerbsverfahren kann planmässig weitergehen.
Für Juni 2024 ist die Auslobung des Künstlerischen Realisierungswettbewerbs geplant.

Der Weg zum Standort Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz:

Every monument needs a location! Or does it?

It is clear that the form in which the monument encounters the public space will be of decisive importance for its perception and impact.
The location question for the Freedom and Unity Monument was deliberately left open at the beginning of the finding process.

Expert Council for Location

At the end of 2021 / beginning of 2022, an expert council looked into selection criteria and possible memorial sites. They came up with five site proposals.

Have a look at how Verena Herbst the graphic recorder, who accompanied the process, experienced the work of the expert council. here

Citizens' Council for Location

The members of the citizens' council* examined possible locations during a closed conference on January 28-30, 2022. Through deliberation a location recommendation on the basis of the expert council proposals was determined in a secret vote.
The citizens' council's vote of Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz was presented to Lord Mayor Jung on February 10 as a citizens' report in the LVZ-Kuppelhalle during a public event.

*Organization and moderation of the citizens' council: nexus Institut, Berlin on behalf of the Foundation Peaceful Revolution