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Kriegerdenkmal des 9. Lothringischen Regiments 173

Kriegerdenkmal des 9. Lothringischen Regiments 173

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  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    The war memorial of the 9th Lorraine Regiment 173 is one that probably caused astonishment at the inauguration on August 18, 1929. That was not because a memorial for a Lorraine regiment was erected on Freudenberg in the immediate vicinity of the barracks built in the 1930s (today the Freudenberg campus of the Bergische Universität), because numerous Elberfelders had served in this regiment. The amazement was directed at the execution of the monument, the cost of which was erected from donations from members of the regiment. Of the 8,000 RM total costs, however, 2,500 RM were missing for the inauguration. Over 4000 soldiers of the regiment were killed in the First World War, including over 400 Elberfelder. For the inauguration of the monument on August 18, 1929, the former commander of the regiment, General von Mudra, came from Schwerin.

    The monument, which was created by the Elberfeld sculptor Fritz Lücken, consists of a pedestal and pillars made of bricks and two sculptures made of sandstone. The lower one is supposed to represent a dying warrior, the upper one a lion who is just rearing up to free himself from the "Welschen" snake that has wrapped around his neck. The monument has a total height of seven meters.

    Source: denkmal-wuppertal.de/2011/10/gedenkstein-zur-tausendjahrigen.html

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    • June 6, 2021

  • Siggi

    The monument was created by the Elberfeld sculptor Fritz Lücken.

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    • September 4, 2020

  • JakobusPilger

    As a memorial to the many dead, such memorials or war memorials are very important to this day. "Now you, lord, let your servant part in peace, as you said ..." it says in the so-called "hymn of praise of Simeon" (Luke Gospel chapter 2, verse 29). The people who are commemorated here, however, are not divorced in peace, but have become victims of war and tyranny.
    Many places that one encounters along the way bear witness to the horrors of war and tyranny, which are still important today. They all have two main functions:
    -1- Remember the victims and remember them
    -2- Admonish the keeping of the peace

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    • August 26, 2021

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