Berlin’s Sprayer Granny

“If I don’t do it, who will?”

“The first time I removed a sticker, I felt so good that I had done something,” Irmela Mensah-Schramm says.

“Mensah-Schramm—who looks like a kindly grandmother, with her white hair and smiling face—has been physically assaulted by neo-Nazis, threatened with fines by authorities, and derided by those around her, but still she looks for hateful stickers on letterboxes, road signs, and lampposts. She photographs them, and either scrapes them off or sprays over them. Her eagle eye notices stickers that most passers-by never spot. . . . . . . . ”



4 thoughts on “Berlin’s Sprayer Granny

  1. Leave it to middle aged women and they will fix the world. I think this was the secret of Hugo Chavez’s success in Venezuela – he turned private apartment buildings over to the people who lived in them and appointed a middle aged female in his of them to be manager.

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