June 21, 2012
Karl Marx credit cards for the communist in you
East Germany may be no more, but the faith in communism and hate of capitalism is still very much present in East Germans.
More than a third of customers at Sparkasse bank in Chemnitz opted for the picture of a bronze bust of the bearded 19th century German-born philosopher, bank spokesman Roger Wirtz said.
Marx’s stern face is depicted gazing towards the logo of Mastercard.
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, citizens of Chemnitz – then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt – and the rest of East Germany would have seen Marx’s face on their 100-Mark banknotes.