Statuette of Helmuth von Moltke

Adolf Lehnert, around 1901, bronze, height: 37 cm

Helmuth von Moltke was born on 26th October 1800 in Parchim. During his military career he rose to the position of field marshal general and played a major role in the victory of the German troops in the war against France in 1870/71. His home town created a memorial in his honour in 1876 while he was still alive. The house where he was born is now a museum. The statuette has similarities with the monument in Krefeld created by Wilhelm Albermann that no longer exists.

Text: W. K.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Lindenstraße 38
19370 Parchim

museum@parchim.de

www.stadt-parchim.de/museumpch.htm