Berlin’s Sprayer Granny

29 Aug

Berlin’s “sprayer granny” has been purging her city of racist propaganda for 30 years, one flyer at a time

“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 Responses to “Berlin’s Sprayer Granny”

  1. catterel August 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    Good for her!

  2. stuartbramhall August 30, 2017 at 7:30 am #

    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.

  3. doesitevenmatter3 August 30, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    YAY! What an amazing lady! I’m so grateful for her!
    We should all help her by doing the same thing where we live!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  4. doesitevenmatter3 August 31, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    (PS…I put up a WP post that is silly. Might bring some laughs and smiles. 🙂 )

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