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Photographer: Andrew Ruppenstein
Taken: November 22, 2016
Caption: Frankfurter Engel / Angel of Frankfurt
Additional Description: The original of the memorial is an "angel with a book", which originally belonged to a group of eleven angels that decorated the west portal of the Cologne Cathedral. The original no longer exists, only its damaged plaster model. A model made by the sculptor Peter Fuchs at the end of the 19th century was reproduced on a 1: 1 scale as a wax casting. After that Rosemarie Trockel, the artist, cut off the head of the angel and put it back slightly, so that the fracture was visible as a scar. The sculpture was cast in black-patinated bronze, together with an octagonal base, which is part of the sculpture. On it stands an inscription formulated by the initiators of the memorial, which identifies the crimes of the National Socialists against homosexual men and women. - Frankfurter-engel.de (in translation)
Submitted: December 6, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p371587
File Size: 1.748 Megabytes
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