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German Memorial
East London, Eastern Cape

Harry M RUSSELL: Contractor
Harry John (Jack) MARSTON: Architect
Israel-Isaac (Lippy) LIPSHITZ: Artist Sculptor



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33°00'57.08" S 27°55'13.35" E Alt: 19m

Sculptor: Lippy Lipschitz
Stonemason: H de Klerk

A translation of the titles of the five (stolen) bronze plaques is provided below:
Abschied von der alten Heimat: Farewell to (parting from) the old homeland/country
Die Überfahrt: The passage/crossing
Ankunft in Südafrika: Arrival in South Africa
Pflügen auf neuem Grund: Ploughing on new ground
Blick in die Zukunft: A look/glance into the future
Translation kindly provided by Annegret Mostert, July 2013. Submitted by William MARTINSON

There was a competition for artists to submit entries to replace the 5 missing plaques. The competition ended on 2013 08 08: 16h30. Read more >>>

These notes were last edited on 2020 05 08

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Hatfield, Denis. 1967. Some South African monuments. Cape Town: Purnell. pg 106-108
van Tonder, JJ. 1977. Fotobeeld van 300 Monumente, Standbeelde en Gedenktekens langs die pad van Suid-Afrika. Krugersdorp: JJ van Tonder. pg 4, 5