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"Denkmal für Herrmann von Kapff" 1816

Jacob Ephraim Polzin

Memorial for Hermann von Kapff

Sandstone, iron

Sponsor: Friends of H. v. Kapff

No longer in existence


The memorial for Herrmann von Kapff was inaugurated on 24th May 1816. Originally, the memorial was erected on the grounds of a farm in Rockwinkel. It was relocated to the Herdentor cemetery in May 1860. It was moved again in 1923, when it was transferred to Gustav-Deetjen-Allee at the occasion of the construction of the new main post office 5 on An der Weide. The memorial was removed in the 1960s.


The iron cross was placed on a sandstone base in neo-gothic shapes with a triangular foundation.


Inscription on the cross:
On 16th July 1815, Hermann von Kapff remained in the battle of Ligny.

Inscription on the front face of the base:

Life is not the highest of goods

Inscription on the rear face of the base:

Friendship erected this memorial in honour of its favourite.