778 Steinbach Smoker Santa Claus
A Christmas Show of authentic Folkart
from the Erzgebirge in Schwarzen berg in the silver Erzgebirge is being
held from November 28th, 1937 to January 9th,1938.
Is there anyone today who can still
read the old placard-inscription written in the handwritten script of
our fathers and grandfathers? It is the old German writing style — “German
It is now almost 60 years ago since the
grand patron of our mountainfolkart, the Honorary Dr. F Emil Krauss,
freed up the factory workshop halls to make room for the Santa Claus
from the Erzgebirge. Here, Santa had a singularly suitable home. The
large carousel organ played beautiful Christmas melodies and the
exquisite Meissner porcelain bells rang out their joyous tunes. They
were, after all, quite at home, since they were produced right there in
the Krauss factory. There, Santa found everything that the craftsmen of
the Erzgebirge had ever created for this edification and honor.
The creator of this exhibition had
suffered together with my father as a prisoner of war in Russian
captivity. With every Santa (that we create), we honor their memory. *)
Feierohmd (Saxon dialect word written in script for the high German word
“Feierabend”) meaning ‘closing time’. This was the placard
inscription above the factory indicating that it would be closed to
production while the Christmas Market was being held there.
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