Olympia Bronze-Plastik - Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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N 51° 34.707 E 007° 03.503
32U E 365464 N 5715940
Quick Description: This impressive sculptur is a monument since 6/19/1990
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/20/2015 7:36:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMN8QY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
One year after the Olympic Games 1936 in Berlin the artist Fritz Klimsch (* 1870 in Frankfurt am Main; † 1960 in Freiburg) had got the order from the Supreme Army Command to build a sculptur for the new military hospital in Magdeburg. The bookseller Ottilie Meyer from Berlin was his model.
The artist chose the name "Olympia".

1958 the city of Gelsenkirchen acquired this sculpture to place it at the present location.

More information about Fritz Klimsch:
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There is an intersting local Wiki about "Olympia":
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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Olympia

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Fritz Klimsch

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1937

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Goldbergstraße/Urnenfeldstraße, Gelsenkirchen-Buer

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