BONN (Mar. 9)
The city of Hamburg has announced plans to erect a memorial to the poet Heinrich Heine to replace the one destroyed by the Nazis because of Heine’s Jewish origin. The project was announced less than a month after the University of Duesseldorf, the city where Heine was born, voted 44-41 to reject proposals to re-name the university after Heine. Hamburg commissioned sculptor Waldemar Otto of Bremen to build the new Heine memorial modeled on the old one. It will be erected in front of the Hamburg City Hall and is expected to be officially dedicated in May.