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The Stalag fountain in memory of the Moosburg POW camp
The Stalag fountain was erected in the new town
as a memorial of the Moosburg prisoner of war camp called
Stalag VII A. Its
creator, the French sculptor Antoniucci Volti (1915-1989),
was himself one of the Allied soldiers interned there in
World War II. The reliefs were sculpted in a Moosburg
stone-mason's wokshop during that time. A model and a different design
of the memorial are on display in the Moosburg Heimatmuseum.
Pictures: © Town of Moosburg
|The reliefs on the fountain represent the detained artist's home country as allegories of four of France's rivers. The river Garonne is a woman with a vine and a little Bacchus - allusions of the wine region Bordeaux.
|The female Loire has a dove in her hand - the bird of Venus. A little Cupid aims his bow and arrow at her. The topic of love probably relates to the pleasure castles of the French kings on the river Loire.
|The river Rhône is a nude man. Behind him, a boy takes a Provence bull by the horns.
The river Seine is personified as a woman. She
is accompanied by a boy with a sailing ship - the city arms
Pictures: © WebTeam Moosburg
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