Figure after a plaster model from 1984 (33.5 cm high).
From the age of 10, he attended the Königliches Alte Gymnasium
(today Melanchthon Grammar School), 1910-1919.
(The 1919 Abitur essay topic:
How can the poet benefit his people in times of tribulation and humiliation?
"German elaboration" for the school-leaving examination at the Altes Gymnasium Nuremberg 1919)
I am a walker
I walked through a hundred towns
Always the same street,
I walk as if I know where to go,
Impatient though I arrive
Where I don't want to go (...)
(Opening lines from the poem: Roma aeterna. In: Akzente issue 5, 1975, pp. 394-395)
Location: Nuremberg, Melanchthon Grammar School (staircase), Sulzbacher Str. 32 (today Melanchthon Grammar School), 1910-1919.
Design: Uhlig, Wilhelm Franz
Realization: Uhlig, Wilhelm Franz
Depicted: Kesten, Hermann
photo 2021, Theo Noll