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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Georgi Dimitrov Memorial -- Stamps of the GDR #3

Updated: Apr 11, 2023


Georgi Dimitrov Memorial -- Stamps of the GDR #3


A major figure in the Communist International prior to WWII, Dimitrov is perhaps most famous for his exceptionally courageous and inspiring defense of himself and other Communists against entirely bogus charges of having been behind the Reichstag fire in the early days of Nazi Germany, 1933. His defense was so effective that the court was forced to acquit him and his co-defendants though he remained in a Gestapo prison for some time afterwards.


I am defending myself, an accused Communist.

I am defending my political honour, my honour as a revolutionary.

I am defending my communist ideology, my ideals.

I am defending the content and significance of my whole life.



The third in our new The Left Chapter daily series looking at over 70 stamps from the German Democratic Republic, some with quotes and history.


They will culminate in a post with all of the stamps.



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