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Memorial Plaque – Siegl

Year of construction: 1941

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Category: Monuments, Fountains, Memorial Plaques

Address: Františkánské náměstí

 
 
 

Memorial Plaque – Karl Siegl

The marble plaque with the bust of the town archive director, Dr. Karl Siegl was created by sculptor Adolf Mayerl and installed at the occasion of the Karl Siegl’s 90th birthday (although he was only 89 then). The unveiling ceremony took place in the presence of Cheb Mayor Siegbert Schneider on 6 November 1940 in the newly founded memorial hall (present-day archive exhibition hall) honouring distinguished scholars of the district of Cheb. In the 1970s, Siegl’s bust was removed and replaced by the head of the first communist president, Klement Gottwald. The original plaque was covered by a socialist motto. In the 1990s, Siegl’s bust was miraculously found in a rubbish bin. It was remounted in its original place after conservation.

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The memorial plaque and the bust may be found in the exhibition hall of the Cheb archive in Františkánské Square.

 

Contact Information

Address: Františkánské náměstí

 

Pictures

K. Siegl’s memorial plaque after 1990

K. Siegl’s memorial plaque after 1990

Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 166-3

Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 166-1

 
Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

Unveiling of K. Siegl’s memorial plaque in the archive on 6 November 1940

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 166-2

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

 
Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

 
Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

Memorial Plaque – Siegl 2013

 
 
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