The monument shows the "Child of Europe" in two forms: once as he appeared in 1828 at Nürnberg, and the other as a young nobleman who was murdered in 1833 in Hofgarten. Between both statues a stone pole with inscriptions and a bronze letter with a quotation from Friedrich von Schiller, Don Karlos (Wikipedia).
The bronze letter reads:
18.. - 1833
sie haben umsonst
den harten kampf mit der natur
gerungen, imsonst ein grosses
königliches leben zerstörenden
der mensch ist mehr als sie von
ihm gehalten, des langen
schlummers bande wird er
brechen ind wieder fordern
sein geheiligt recht
In the Hofgarten is a monument on the place where Hauser was murdered. It is erected shortly after Hauser's death (it is described in the Allgemeine Realencyclopädie oder Conversationslexicon by Wilhelm Binder of 1846): A octagonal column with the cryptic text:
A different translation is: "Here a mysterious one was killed in a mysterious manner".
It does not show the name of Hauser or any other explanation. It is about 10 meters from the Uz-Denkmal.
30 April 1812 (?) - Ansbach 17 December 1833
German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time linked him with the princely House of Baden. These have long since been rejected by professional historians.
- Friedrich Schelle (1949),
German sculptor from München.
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°18'6" - E 10°34'15")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: deby263; Photograph: 29 September 2011
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