Mother and child (free plastic)

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Monument mother and child

The free sculpture "Mother and Child" is a memorial created by Oswald Haberland (1877–1948) in the district of Gorden in the municipality of Gorden-Staupitz in the Elbe-Elster district in southern Brandenburg . The work of art is under monument protection .


The bronze monument mother and child is located in a park-like green area in the center of Gorden. It shows a sleeping, poorly dressed young woman sitting on a pile of pine rolls and leaning her head against a cross. She has wrapped her arms protectively and warmly around the body of a boy sitting on her knee.

The life-size sculpture depicts Auguste Haberland, who was born in Gorden in 1857. At the age of 20, she gave birth to an illegitimate son, the later artist of the monument, Oswald Haberland. She died in 1883, at the age of 26. Oswald Haberland grew up with his grandparents after the death of his mother and became a master ore caster , first in Lauchhammer , later in Dresden, Hamburg and Düsseldorf .

In 1926, 43 years after his mother's death, the now successful artist created this monument to his mother in Dresden . It was placed in the cemetery of his birthplace, Gorden. The artist himself died in Düsseldorf in 1948. According to his wishes, his ashes were brought to Gorden and buried there in an urn on the cross of the memorial.

Web links

Commons : Mother and Child  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Notes and individual references

  1. a b Database of the Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and the State Archaeological Museum ( Memento of the original from December 9, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed October 17, 2016. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. a b Gorden-Staupitz on the homepage of the Plessa office
  3. R. Schertzberg: "The monument of a mother". In: Home calendar for the Bad Kreis Liebenwerda 1959 . Ed .: Working groups of nature and homeland friends of the German Cultural Association in the Bad Liebenwerda district. Print shop activist Bad Liebenwerda, Bad Liebenwerda 1959, p. 186-188 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 32 ′ 6.1 ″  N , 13 ° 37 ′ 21.3 ″  E