Under historical protection since 2008.
The anti-colonial memorial in Bremen's Nelson Mandela Park is ten metres high, takes the form of an elephant, and is made out of clinker bricks from Oldenburg. It has been under historical protection since 2008.
The memorial was built in 1931 in remembrance of the German colonial soldiers who had fallen in the First World War, and was regarded by the colonial movement as the leading memorial of its kind in Germany. In 1989, it was rededicated as an anti-colonial memorial, and a bronze information plaque was fitted in front of the elephant.
In 2009, DerElefant!, a not-for-profit organisation, took over responsibility for the maintenance of the memorial. Its stated aims are to promote diversity, tolerance and creativity through education, art and culture.
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