Leon Trotsky's Funeral Column

Leon Trotsky's Funeral Column (HM20LK)

Location: Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México 04100
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 21.455', W 99° 9.56'

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La Estela Funeraria
El 22 de agosto de 1940, un día después de su muerte, el cuerpo de León Trotsky fue trasladado, para su incineración, de la funeraria Alcázar al crematorio; de acuerdo con las crónicas publicadas por los periódicos por esas fechas, el cortejo fue seguido por unas 250 mil personas. Las cenizas de Trotsky fueron entregadas a su viuda quien decidió conservarlas en su casa. Para su resguardo, el pintor y arquitecto mexicano Juan O'Gorman diseñó la estel que lleva el nombre del revolucionario, coronado por la bandera roja y sobre el símbolo de la lucha comunista: la hoz y el martillo.Natalia Sedova, viuda de Trotsky, murió en París en 1962; sus cenizas fueron enviadas a México y se conservan, junta con las de León Trotsky en la parte posterior del monumento.English translation:
Leon Trotsky's Funeral Column
On August 22, 1940, one day after his death, the body of Leon Trotsky was transferred from the Alcázar Funeral Home to the crematorium for his incineration. According to the chronicles of the newspapers of the day, the procession was followed by about 250,000 people. Trotsky's ashes were given to his widow who decided to keep them here in his house. For their protection, the Mexican painter and architect Juan O'Gorman designed the funeral column
that bears the name of the revolutionary, crowned by the red flag and the symbol of the communist struggle: the sickle and the hammer. Natalia Sedova, Trotsky's widow, died in Paris in 1962. Her ashes were returned to Mexico and are preserved, together with those of Leon Trotsky, inside the back of the monument.
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Date Added Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 483266 N 2140401
Decimal Degrees19.35758333, -99.15933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 21.455', W 99° 9.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 21' 27.3" N, 99° 9' 33.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 Viena, Ciudad de México Ciudad de México 04100, MX
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