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Monument to Simon Dach Sculpture „Taravos Anikė“ („Ann from Tharau“)

Koordinatės: 55.707962602726745, 21.131549835172336
Objekto adresas: Theatre Square, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Savivaldybė: Klaipeda

The fountain, equiped in 1912 in Klaipėda Theater Square, was dedicated to the memory of Simon Dach (1605-1659), a poet who was born in Klaipėda and lectured as professor at Konigsberg University. People called Simon Dach‘s fountain, which was built from public funds, „Simon Dach‘s Well“ (Simon Dach Brunnen).   

The sculpture depicts the youthful barefoot girl – one of the characters, which were caroled by the poet. Author of sculpture – Alfred Kune (Alfred Künne).

This is the seventeenth century seeking love story about a beautiful girl Ann, whose father, a priest from Tharau died early, and she, being a seventeen, married a priest Johann Partacijus, one of the originators of Lithuanian literature. Exactly to this wedding in Konigsberg Cathedral Simon Dach, already renowned poet and future professor of Konigsberg University, was invited. Ann was a girl with whom the poet fell in love from the first sight. This love was perpetuated in the poem „Ann from Tharau“ (Änchen von Tarhau). The legendary poem and song glorifies the poet‘s love to Ann almost 400 years. It spread and later gained fame as the song constantly sounding not only in Lithuania, Germany, but also in Switzerland and Austria. Ann died being 70, after her husband‘s Johann death she was married twice...        

Restoration of monument

It is said that in 1939 the monument was removed from Theatre Square, perhaps preparing the place for A. Hitler‘s monument. For some time Ann‘s sculpture stood staken up in Lietuvininkų square, and this fact is confirmed by a photo, which was found in Klaipėda County I. Simonaitytė Public Library‘s archives - Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Memelandkreise (AdM). During the war monument disappeared.   

The initiator of the restoration of this monument is Heinz Radzivill. Some more enthusiasts: M. Mollenhauer–Ehlermann, Gerhard Wiloweit, Saulius Manomaitis, Antanas Stanevičius, Jonas Tatoris and other with support of Klaipėda residents and city government (at that time the Chairman of the Executive Committee was Alfonsas Žalys) restored the famous sculpture „Ann from Tharau“, which was inspired by a poetic love.   

On 18 November 1989 the ceremonial opening of the monument took place.

The sculpture was restored on the basis of photographs and a copy of the original – small sculpture. The monument was reconstructed by sculptor from Berlin M. Haacke.

Ann again became a symbol of the city, and Simon Dach‘s words, engraved on the pedestal, testify about his great love: „Ännchen von Tharau, mein Reichthum, mein Gut, du meine Seele, mein Fleisch und mein Blut!“ [Ann from Tharau, you are the greatest asset to me, you – my soul, flesh and blood!].

Compiled in 2014

Submitted: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I.Simonaitytės biblioteka | http://www.klavb.lt/lt/

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  • Description:

    Skulptūra „Toravos Anike“, 2009 / Fotogr. Nina Smirnova

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Nuotrauka /

    Skulptūra „Taravos Anikė“
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    Memel Staedt. Schauspielhaus [atvirukas]. - Oldenburg i. Holst. : Verlag: J. Simonsen

    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :

    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252419

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

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    Type / format: Atvirukas / jpg

    Memel Staedt. Schauspielhaus
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    Memel Simon-Dach-Brunnen [atvirukas]

     

    http://www.epaveldas.lt

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Atvirukas / jpg

    Memel Simon-Dach-Brunnen
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    Memel Städtisches Schauspielhaus [atvirukas]. - Memel : Verlag: R. Schmidt (Inh.: Rich. Krips)

    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :

    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252417

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    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Atvirukas /

    Memel Staedtisches Schauspielhaus
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    Memel, Theater mit Ännchenbrunnen [atvirukas].- Memel : R. Schmidts Buchhandlung, Inh.: Richard Krips
    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :
    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252416

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Atvirukas /

    Memel, Theater mit Aennchenbrunnen
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    Memel. Aennchen von Tharau [atvirukas]. - Memel : Verlag: R. Schmidt (Inh.: Rich. Krips)

    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :

    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252415

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    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Atvirukas /

    Memel. Aennchen von Tharau
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    Memel - Stadttheater [atvirukas] / Fotografie Fritz Krauskopf

    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :

    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252414

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    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Atvirukas / jpg

    Memel - Stadttheater
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    Memel Stadttheater, davor Simondachbrunnen mit Aennchen von Tharau [atvirukas] / Fritz Krauskopf

     

    Nuoroda į www.epaveldas.lt :

     

    http://www.epaveldas.lt/object/recordDescription/KLAVB/C160000252413

     

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Type / format: Atvirukas /

    Memel Stadttheater, davor Simondachbrunnen mit Aennchen von Tharau
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    Miesto teatras ir Taravos Anikės skulptūra [atvirukas] / Fotografie Fritz Krauskopf

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Type / format: Atvirukas / jpg

    Miesto teatras ir Taravos Anikės skulptūra
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    Paminklai, Klaipėda, Lietuva, Skulptūros, Memel

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Fotografija / jpg

    Taravos Anikė Libauerplatz (dab. Lietuvininkų a.)
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    Video filmas apie Taravos Anikės skulptūros, paminklo S. Dachui atidarymą. Dalyviai:

    A.Žalys, N. Navogreckienė, H.Radziwill, B. Gražys, B. Aleknavičius ir kt.

    1989 m. / aut. Eugenijus Macius

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, Foto-video archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Video / mp4

  • Description:

    Paminklas Simonui Dachui skulptūra „Taravos Anikė“ / Tekstą skaitė Agnė Jonkutė, 2018 m.

    Contributor: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Garsinis failas / mp3

    Rights: CC BY-NC-ND