The Lebrecht who laid Schiller to rest

The wonderful photographer Suzei Maeder found this in a Weimar cemetery.

lebrecht schiller

As mayor of Weimar, our namesake collected the remains of the poet, who died of TB in 18o5 and brought them to a decent burial in March 1826.

Recent research suggests they many have been the wrong remains.

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  • As far as I know, that recent examination of the skull and bones has established conclusively on the basis of DNA testing that they are indeed not Schiller’s remains.

  • I guess you could find many more of your namesakes – though without such a nice tombstone – in a big cemetery just outside of Weimar. I’m speaking of Buchenwald concentration camp.

  • This troll, whose email name is ‘Mauro Prado’, has sent previous anti-semitic posts. He is based in Nuremburg, Germany. If you know him, shun him.

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