Heimkehrerstatue im Garten des Adenauerhauses, Rhöndorf, NRW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 39.481 E 007° 13.115
32U E 374085 N 5613310
Quick Description: The "Heimkehrer"-statue was a present of the homecomer's association for Konrad's Adenauer 80th birthday. It is located in the Garden of "Stiftung Bundeskanzler Adenauer-Haus".
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/24/2017 10:00:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMVJ7T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The sculpture shows a homecomer who is welcomed by his mother. It is made of bronze and about 1.20m high. The base carries a badge with dedication of the homecomer's association.

Yrsa of Leistner created "homecomer's statue" stands for one of Adenauer´s biggest political and personal successes: In 1955 the chancellor obtained the release of the last German Prisoners of war during his trip to Moscow.

The homecomer's association made the artist create a sculpture in recollection of this event at the end of 1955 as a present für Konrad Adenauer´s 80. birthday. Adenauer placed the statue in the garden of his private house, so that he could see it from his study and the bedroom.

The "Adenauerhaus" is a public memorial and can be visited for free during opening hours.

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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Heimkehr aus Russland

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Yrsa von Leistner

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Jan. 5. 1956

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Garden of "Stiftung Bundeskanzler Adenauer-Haus"

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