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Memorial for Citizens of Wandsbek, 1870/71

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Situated in the old churchyard of the Christuskirche in Wandsbek Markt is an obelisk as a memorial to those of the town of Wandsbek, who fell in the War of 1870/1. The memorial has suffered several times from graffiti, and has been re-cleaned, which does not improve tne condition of it's substance. The memorial is of sandstone, the plaques of white marble

Buried in this churchyard is also Matthias Claudius (+1815) and his wife Rebecca. Claudius was probably the most well.known North German writer, poet and chronist of his time, associated with the "Wandsbecker Bothe" His most popular poem was "Der Mond ist aufgegangen..."

 

Pictures of the church and the war memorial.

Photo of grave of Matthias and Rebecca Claudius, under conservation

Photo of the Mausoleum of Graf von Schimmelmann, dating from around 1792.

 

Apart from this, there is also the grave of the Danish General-Lieutenant Friedrich Philipp Victor von Moltke (1768-1845), who was the father of the Prussian Field Marshall Helmut Karl Bernhard von Moltke (+1891), and a memorial plaque for Helmut James Graf von Moltke (*11.3.1907 Kreisau in Schlesien; †23.7.1944 Berlin-Plötzensee), a member of the "Kreisauer Kreis", executed for his involvement in the bomb plot against Adolf Hitler.

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"Wandsbeker" served in many regiments of the Prussian army, as can be seen on memorials.

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Matthias and Rebecca Claudius, the churchyard.

 

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The Mausoleum of Heinrich Graf v. Schimmelmann, built, 1796-1801, since 1940 a protected monument.

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Danish General Friedrich v. Moltke, + 1843, a relative of one of the conspirators behind the bomb plot in 1944.

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Memorial plaque to Helmut James v. Moltke, executed in Berlin-Plötzensee, January 1945

 

Names on the Memorial of 1870/71

Kanonier

WELTZEL

J.T.F.

1847

18.08.1870, bei Amanvillers

Feld. Art.-Regt. No. 9

 

Grenadier

LINDEMANN

J.H.W.

1849

11.01.1871, bei Champagné

Grenad.-Reg. No. 11

 

Husar

HOFFMEISTER

H.

1850

14.11.1870, bei Lambret

Hus.-Regt. No. 16

 

Grenadier

DILL

H.J.A.

1847

01.09.1870 bei Sedan

Garde Grenad.-Regt. No. 2

 

Musketier

LANGE

Henry

1848

07.12.1870 bei Meung

Inf.-Regt. No. 76

 

Füsilier

GERDAU

T.J.C.

1848

02.12.1870, bei Bazoches les Hautes

Inf.-Regt. No. 76

 

Musketier

MEYER

J.H.

1847

21.08.1870

Inf.-Regt. No. 84

Verw. bei Gravelotte am 18.08.1870

Reservist

STENDER

H.

1843

27.12.1870

Inf. Regt. No. 85

Verw. bei Orleans am 04.12.1870

 

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Wappen of Wandsbek, since mid 19th Century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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