The Rassler Monument, a sculpture with a historical background.
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Fritz Theilmann's multi-part group of figures of the "Rassler", like the sculpture of the "Pforzemer Seckel", has a historical background. Symbolically, the "Rassler" represent the workers of the Pforzheim jewellery industry who, since the middle of the 19th century, came to the city daily in groups on foot from the neighbouring communities. The name refers to the sounds their hobnailed shoes made as they hurried along the cobblestones. In addition, the eating utensils they brought with them must have made clattering sounds. In his design of the figures, the artist not only drew on the historical basis of the term, but also brought in his own memories.