Museo Casa De Leon Trotsky
410 Rio Churubusco, Mexico City, Mexico
01 55 5658 8732
Museo Casa De Leon Trotsky Mexico City Reviews
unique museum Mar 20, 2014
Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionist who developed his theory of permanent revolution. Joseph Stalin was fearful that Trotsky could take over the power that Stalin had acquired in the Soviet Union so he wished to have Trotsky killed. This made it necessary for Trotsky to get as far away as he could from the Soviet Union. Mexico had finished her revolution and needed intellectuals to further Mexico’s economy, thus the political climate under president Lazaro Cardenas was such that Mexico became a haven for revolutionaries from all over the world. With all of the problems in Nazi Germany, and in Russia, refugees from all over Europe began to move to Mexico and to live in Mexico City.
Еhe Trotsky's family residence is converted into a museum commemorating this controversial revolutionary with huge collection of photographs with friends and other celebrities, books, manuscripts, papers, posters and other memorabilia from times of political activity of Leon Trotsky, both from the Soviet Union and the times of exile. The compound of the museum has a house where the family lived, garden with the Trotsky's couple tomb. All this within a small fortress in peaceful neighbourhood of Coyoacán. The study where Trotsky used to work and the desk he used to sit at has been kept intact since his death. On the other side of the office there's a bed he slept on with a bookshelf with his books.
The ashes of Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia, are interred in the yard of the Casa de Trotsky. They lie under a tombstone (designed by Mexican painter Juan O’Gorman) and a simple red flag.
The visit to Leon Trotsky’s house in Coyoacán has affected me beyond all my expectations.
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