Aurich, Germany Famous People Part III

Michael Walter (1638-1691)
Michael Walther the Younger was born on March 3, 1638 in Aurich. He gave lectures on mathematics at the University of Wittenberg. Walther took over a professorship in theology in 1687 as a follower of Lutheran orthodoxy. He held the office of dean four times every semester and was even rector of the university in the summer semester of 1676 and in the winter semester of 1690. Walther gave his lectures, as was customary at the time, mostly in Latin, but on subjects such as history, he lectured in German. In doing so, he had helped German to establish itself at universities. He died on January 21, 1692 in Wittenberg, where he found his final resting place in the castle church. Check findjobdescriptions for more about Germany.

Bernd Clemenz Weber (born 1968)
Bernd Clemenz Weber was born on May 29, 1968 in Aurich. From 1984 to 1987 he completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason and sculptor. From 1992 to 1994 he attended the master school in Aschaffenburg and returned to Aurich as a master. He is co-owner of the family business stone and sculpture Clemenz-Weber in Aurich. He designed the anonymous field of the Aurich cemetery with life-size abstract angels made of sandstone.
In 2002 the Holocaust memorial he planned and implemented was inaugurated in Aurich.

Michael Weihe (born 1961-2012)
Michael Weihe was born on March 26, 1961 in Halle an der Saale. He worked as a sculptor and is the brother of the sculptor Christoph Weihe from Halle.
The following works come from him:

  • Blessing angel in Wittenberg
  • Curt Goetz monument on Universitätsplatz in Halle
  • Market fountain in Eilenburg
  • Water playground in the Silberhöhe hall
  • Augustine monument in Wittenberg
  • Lion Gate in the Bülzig Sculpture Park

Particularly noteworthy in this context is his statue of a bull in front of the Deutsche Bank in Aurich.
Weihe died on June 27, 2012 in Leipzig.

Former honorary citizens of the city

The city administration is of the opinion that honorary citizenship always expires with the death of the honorary citizen.

The right of a municipality to make people honorary citizens and to withdraw it from them follows from Section 29 of the Lower Saxony Municipal Constitutional Act. The following people were honorary citizens of the city of Aurich until their death:

Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819-1885)
internist and ophthalmologist.

Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934)
Field Marshal General and President. He was considered the winner of the Battle of Tannenberg in the First World War against the Russians. But on January 31, 1933, he appointed Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor, thus paving the way for the Nazi dictatorship.

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
politician of the NSDAP, who was appointed Reich Chancellor on January 31, 1933 by Paul von Hindenburg. After Hindenburg’s death in 1934, he became the leader and chancellor of government and head of state of the German Reich. On September 1, 1939, he started World War II and murdered around 6 million Jews. He committed suicide in the Reich Chancellery in Berlin.

Franz Seldte (1882-1947)
politician of the NSDAP and Reich Labor Minister. However, his honorary citizenship was revoked on August 30, 1945.

Jann Berghaus (1870-1954)
Berghaus was a liberal East Frisian politician. From 1922 to 1932 he was the district president of the Prussian district of Aurich and after the Second World War President of the East Frisian landscape.

Aurich: Excursions in the area

Aurich is located in the heart of East Frisia and is therefore ideal as a starting point for excursions in the near and far.

It is around 27 km from Aurich to Emden. The city is a gateway to the North Sea island of Norderney and the location of a large VW plant. From Aurich you can also reach Emden by means of an eight-hour boat tour (there and back).

The city of Groningen with around 195,000 residents and around 50,000 students is located in the Netherlands and is less than 100 km from Aurich.

Almost everyone knows Papenburg from the Meyer shipyard located here. But the city also offers many other interesting sights.

Ihlow Monastery
This monastery in the municipality of the same name is a former Cistercian monastery. It is a little more than 10 km southwest of Aurich as the crow flies. Ihlow can also be reached from Aurich by ship via the Ems-Jade Canal.

Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea of ​​the North Sea, for example in the north, is about 30 km (as the crow flies) from Aurich. The Wadden Sea National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 26, 2009.

Campener lighthouse
With a height of 65.3 m, this lighthouse is one of the highest lighthouses in Germany.
It is located behind the local North Sea dike, a few kilometers from the village of Campen.

Campener lighthouse