skip to navigation »

Memorial Plaque – Volkstag

Year of construction: 1897

Number of views: 4740

Category: Monuments, Fountains, Memorial Plaques

Address: Náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad

 
 
 

Volkstag Memorial Plaque

The plaque is installed in the courtyard of the Town House. At the occasion of the Cheb National Day, Felix Dahn wrote the following verses: “The greatest asset of man are his people, the greatest asset of the people is their law, the soul of the people lives in their language. We, loyal to the people, law and our language, have been found by this day as we shall always be by every other day!” Consisting of two parts, the plaque with the verses of Felix Dahn was installed on the wall of the Town House in commemoration of the events that had taken place on the Cheb day. During the first Czechoslovak Republic, the plaque had to be covered for its allegedly hostile text. It was ultimately destroyed in 1945.

(Catalogue 1994, 88)

 

Contact Information

Address: Náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad

 

Pictures

Museum courtyard with memorial plaque. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Museum courtyard with memorial plaque. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Memorial plaque with original text from 1897

Memorial plaque with original text from 1897

Swearing of oath at the memorial plaque in 1922

Swearing of oath at the memorial plaque in 1922

 
Memorial plaque with text extended after 1938. Around 1942

Memorial plaque with text extended after 1938. Around 1942

Memorial plaque in October 1938

Memorial plaque in October 1938

Empting frame of the memorial plaque removed after 1945. Photo from 2001

Empting frame of the memorial plaque removed after 1945. Photo from 2001

 
Postcard from 1909 with the memorial plaque text

Postcard from 1909 with the memorial plaque text

Memorial Plaque – Volkstag 2013

Memorial Plaque – Volkstag 2013

Memorial Plaque – Volkstag 2013

Memorial Plaque – Volkstag 2013

 
 
 
Interactive Encyclopaedia of the Town of Cheb

Interactive Encyclopaedia of the Town of Cheb
Overview of Top 200 Historic Sites in Cheb.