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Wuppertaler Original "Husch Husch"

Wuppertaler Original "Husch Husch"

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    Peter Held, better known as Husch Husch, was born on August 28, 1886 in Barmen and is considered a Wuppertal original.

    Husch Husch was very well known as a peddler for haberdashery with his cigar box in the valley of the Wupper, especially in Barmen and Elberfeld.
    Since the children were always after him and annoyed him, he was not the friendliest with children.
    But he was also often in a bad mood among older citizens and was therefore generally regarded as a curmudgeon.
    It is also known and handed down that he opposed the Nazi leadership at the time with courage, determination and disrespect.
    That even put him in jail at times.
    Husch Husch died on November 28, 1953 in the Galkhausen Clinic, today the LVR Clinic in Langenfeld ...

    The other two originals,
    Mina Knallenfalls and the Zuckerfritz find their monuments in downtown Elberfeld .....

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    • September 23, 2017

  • The somewhat strange triad of Wuppertal originals in bronze has been complete since May 10th: In addition to Mina Knallenfalls and the Zuckerfritz, Husch-Husch, alias Peter Held, now also has a monument on the Werth in Barmen. The memorial was initiated and financed by donations by a support association that had been trying to realize it since 2004. The inauguration was carried out by Lord Mayor Peter Jung himself, during the celebration “The Wuppertaler Originale” had their last appearance, accompanied by Dörte from Heckinghausen, Striekspöen, Kim Mender and the Shanty Choir Haßlinghausen.

    After the Remscheid sculptor Thomas Hundhausen was initially to be commissioned3, the painter Klaus Burandt is now responsible for the 30,000 euro monument that was cast in the Kayser art foundry in Düsseldorf. A year before it was erected, there was anger in politics over the question of accepting the gift - because the monument causes maintenance costs that the clammy city does not have.

    The honored Peter Held was born August 2, 1886 and was a peddler in the 1920s and 1930s, including on the Werth. Children called him “Husch-Husch”, which made him irascible. His disrespect did not only apply to children and the population, but also to regulatory authorities in the Nazi regime, which earned him several years in prison. Peter Held died on November 28, 1953 in the Galkhausen psychiatric clinic.

    Source: denkmal-wuppertal.de/2014/05/husch-husch-denkmal-2014.html

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    • July 3, 2021

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