Monument to the March Dead

Walter Gropius, Arbeitsmodell zum Denkmal der Märzgefallenen, Weimar 1921
Weimar Classics Foundation,  (N3/84)

Walter Gropius, Arbeitsmodell zum Denkmal der Märzgefallenen, Weimar 1921
Weimar Classics Foundation, (N3/84)

In 1920, Walter Gropius submitted his “lightning strike” as “symbol of the living spirit” for a competition tendered by the Städtisches Museum Weimar. The Denkmal der Märzgefallenen (Monument to the March Dead) was designed to commemorate the victims of the Kapp Putsch of March 1920. Two years later, Gropius’s monument was erected in the main cemetery in Weimar.

Literature:
Ocón Fernández, María: Politics and Abstraction. The Monument to the Victims of the March Putsch Designed by Walter Gropius, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 77ff.