The Munich Thread

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 29 Oct 2013 08:07

I gave a tour of Munich over the weekend to staff of the Israeli consulate- they're located at 19 Briennerstr.- directly across the road from former Gestapo HQ (which itself is in front of Hitler's planned mausoleum) and next to the House of German Doctors. One wouldn't know it housed a consulate, but it now explains the constant presence of the police car(s) in front; I'd always thought it ha something to do with the historical significance of the sites..

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 28 Dec 2013 12:00

Just discovered the former Adolf-Hitler-Brunnen at Herrenchiemseestraße 44 at the site of the Mustersiedlung Ramersdorf dating from 1934. On the base of the fountain a swastika with a lime leaf in raised relief was etched and at the back was the following inscription (maybe someone can provide a faithful translation):

DIESER·BRUNNEN·
WURDE·UNTER·DER HITLERLINDE·
UND·GLEICHZEITIG·MIT·DIESER·GESETZT·
ZUR·ERÖFFNUNG·DER·DEUTSCHEN·SIEDLUNGS·AUSSTELLUNG·
MÜNCHEN·1934

The swastika above the water spout was removed after 1945 as was the term " HitlerLinde".
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 28 Dec 2013 13:42

Super find, Keir!

"This fountain was placed under the Hitler Linden [Tree] to coincide with the opening of the German Housing Exhibition, Munich 1934."

(I have never found a satisfactory single English word for "Siedlung" ... housing area, housing project, suburb, etc.)

I hesitate to mention it, but it looks like the Hitler Linde is still there ... I wonder for how long now.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 28 Dec 2013 14:35

Cheers Geoff; the whole site is a veritable trove of Nazi-era history.
Consider the following mural (many still exist from 1934) from a former owner of one of the 192 houses at Schlechinger Weg 8 who had served in Deutsch-Südwestafrika, and another water well at Törwanger Straße 2. In 1938 a small mosaic was set up as seen in the photo with a swastika by the painter Günther Grassmann. It's since been coated with a thin layer of plaster and is left empty, the well no longer in operation. An apt metaphor for the regime that produced it, methinks.
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by ghostsoldier » 28 Dec 2013 23:54

Geoff Walden wrote:I hesitate to mention it, but it looks like the Hitler Linde is still there ... I wonder for how long now.
Surely the authorities/owners would not be callous enough to murder an innocent tree; no one can be responsible for who planted/conceived us, especially a tree! :)

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 01 Jan 2014 14:31

Keir wrote:I gave a tour of Munich over the weekend to staff of the Israeli consulate- they're located at 19 Briennerstr.- directly across the road from former Gestapo HQ (which itself is in front of Hitler's planned mausoleum) and next to the House of German Doctors. One wouldn't know it housed a consulate, but it now explains the constant presence of the police car(s) in front; I'd always thought it had something to do with the historical significance of the sites..
Replying to my post, but just discovered this- the Israeli consulate is located on what had formerly been Adolf-Hitler-Strasse:
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by grassi » 03 Jan 2014 14:33

@ Keir:
In 1938 a small mosaic was set up as seen in the photo with a swastika by the painter Günther Grassmann. It's since been coated with a thin layer of plaster and is left empty, the well no longer in operation. An apt metaphor for the regime that produced it, methinks.
Interesting find! Do you have any further information about this mosaic? Günther Graßmann [sic!] specialised in "Baukunst" after some of his paintings have been defined as "entartet":
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnther_Gra%C3%9Fmann

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 03 Jan 2014 20:42

This is another by Günther Graßmann at Schlechinger Weg 10. The pointer of the sundial is at the centre of a sun, with the dial in the form of an harp. As can be seen in the 1934 photo, the bottom of the fresco depicts a sailing ship.
Graßmann was involved in another sundial for the church of St. Raphael, München-Hartmannshofen; I think he was involved in its stained glass, as well: http://www.sankt-raphael-muenchen.de/sonstiges.html
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by grassi » 04 Jan 2014 12:21

Thank you very much! Graßmann also contributed to the church Heilig Blut (München-Bogenhausen):
http://www.erzbistum-muenchen.de/media/ ... 033020.PDF

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 14 Jan 2014 19:57

Had a parents' meeting at my school today. One, who works at the Israeli consulate, has told me that they're moving. To the former Verwaltungsbau. How is that possible?

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Makarov » 12 Feb 2014 15:25

Anyone know the location of this facade and how it might look today?
entarted.jpg
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Makarov » 12 Feb 2014 19:19

Thank you Geoff :thumbsup:
What´s the Building´s purpose these Days?

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 12 Feb 2014 21:10

I don't recall any business signs ... it may be a residential building now. Probably some business(s) on the lower floor, though.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by ghostsoldier » 13 Feb 2014 14:54

I understand the "Entartete Kunst" was 10 times more popular with the masses, than the so-called "Volk" art. :)

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