Matchbox case with portrait of Karl Liebknecht
- Unbekannt (Hersteller)
- um 1910
Revolutionary smoking accessories
Karl Liebknecht was a heavy smoker. While imprisoned at the Luckau penitentiary for protesting the First World War, he regularly had his wife Sophie send tobacco. A mason from West Berlin donated this cigarette case in 1953 to the Märkisches Museum in East Berlin. Did it really belong to Karl Liebknecht? Given the finely worked "KL" monogram, it is certainly more than a souvenir item like the tin matchbox.