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Flensburg in Stadtkreis Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
 

Beate Uhse

 
 
Beate Uhse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 21, 2018
1. Beate Uhse Marker
Inscription.
Hier lebte
Beate Uhse
von 1948 bis 1961

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(English translation:)

Here lived Beate Uhse, from 1948 to 1961.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 54° 47.394′ N, 9° 25.978′ E. Marker is in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, in Stadtkreis Flensburg. Marker is on Marienkirchhof just south of Kompagniestraße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Marienkirchhof 4, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein 24937, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilhelm Mensinga (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Flensborghus (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Weiss Family Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Mahnmal Für Die Opfer Des Nationalsozialsmus / Monument for Victims of the Nazis (approx. 5.3 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is perhaps most easily reached from the intersection of Marienstrasse and Norderstrasse. A walk along the south side of the church (Marienkirche) leads one to a plaza, and the marker is mounted to one of the buildings at the back of the plaza. For those who enjoy this type of irony, the

Beate Uhse Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 21, 2018
2. Beate Uhse Marker - wide view
marker is mounted to the church's deanery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beate Uhse-Rotermund (Wikipedia). "In 1962, in Flensburg, she opened her "speciality store for marital hygiene" largely focused on sexuality, thus considered as the first sex shop. She offered, both in her store and her catalog, more "articles for marital hygiene." Soon the police began acting against the items in her store which supposedly served to "inflame and satisfy lustful desires in a manner contrary to decency and morality." By 1992, her store had been indicted more than 2,000 times." (Submitted on September 29, 2018.) 

2. Gedenktafel für Uhse (Spiegel Online, in German, Nov. 25, 1999). (Submitted on September 29, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. sex
 
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Beate Uhse Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 21, 2018
3. Beate Uhse Marker - wider view
Beate Uhse in Amsterdam image. Click for full size.
Rob C. Kroes / Anefo (courtesy of the Nationaal Archief Nederlands via Wikimedia Commons), April 6, 1971
4. Beate Uhse in Amsterdam
"Beate Uhse-Rotermund (born Beate Köstlin, October 25, 1919 – July 16, 2001) was a German pilot and entrepreneur. The only female stunt pilot in Germany in the 1930s, after World War II she started the first sex shop in the world. The company she started, Beate Uhse AG, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange...." - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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