Karl-Marx-Stadt


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Karl-Marx-Stadt

 (kärl-märk′shtät′)
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Karl-Marx-Stadt

(German karlˈmarksʃtat)
n
(Placename) the former name (1953–90) of Chemnitz
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Chem•nitz

(ˈkɛm nɪts)

n.
a city in E Germany. 314,437. Formerly (1953–90), Karl-Marx-Stadt.
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Noun1.Karl-Marx-Stadt - a city in east central Germany; formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt until 1990; noted for textile manufacturing
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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The eastern German city of Chemnitz - renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt during the Communist regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR/under the tutelage of the Soviet Union)-has been the site of far-right protests and clashing counter-demonstrations since weeks.
Leftist protesters started a march under the slogan 'Heart instead of Hate' at 1300 GMT in the center of Chemnitz, which was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt under Communist rule in East Germany as a homage to its industrial past.
Leftist protesters started a march under the slogan 'Heart instead of Hate' at 1300 GMT in the centre of Chemnitz, which was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt under Communist rule in East Germany as a homage to its industrial past.