Der Tote Krieger

Der Tote Krieger, Kleve: Address, Der Tote Krieger Reviews: 3.5/5

Der Tote Krieger
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,401 contributions
Sep 2019
This memorial is dedicated to the fallen of the First and Second World War. In 1934 it was for the first WW and then in 1938 was ruined by the National Socialists. During the excavation work on Flutstraße in 1977, a part of the monument was founded. And in 1981 it was restored and erected as a monument against injustice and violence, it's a monument for both WW.
Written September 29, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,994 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This statue of the dead soldier commemorated the young men of Cleves who were killed during WOI. If you look at it carefully you understand why the Nazis in the 1930s demolished it. The soldier is dead, motionless lying on the ground, without a weapon, a victim rather than a hero fighting for whatever. Der Tote Krieger is an indictment against war mongering confronting the people with the senseless consequences. Very good the city of Cleves got the pieces together and put Ewald Mataré's masterpiece back to where it belongs in the center of Cleves.
Written April 18, 2019
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Julia M
Rishon Lezion, Israel71 contributions
Worth visiting if you are in the area! A fallen soldier that honors the memory of WW1 soldiers, the Nazis destroyed it. Only later were the remains found and it was decided to restore it. It's inspiring to see its revival here, out in the open.
Written May 21, 2015
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vakantiejozef
Olen, Belgium6,113 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
sculptor Mataré won the tender for this contest. This sculpture "the dead Warrior" is no hero, it is a "fallen soldier", carved from stone, laying as if on a stretcher, cold and motionless, rigid on the sides - the finger slightly bent – as if death had frozen his once warm body, no armory in sight as he is a victim of war. The monument symbolizing suffering, sadness and death was an eyesore to the Nazis and had has to be removed as 'Entartete Kunst' (degenerate art) thus, one night, it was smashed and buried somewhere on wasteland, In the seventies by chance its fragments were discovered and excavated. The monument was re-composed and placed near the collegiate church. In his chest is a circular floor where artist Mataré did hide something: a list of in WW I fallen citizens.
Written December 4, 2012
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