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Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany

Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)


Typecircus
Founded1935
First elephant0
Closed down1960
CountryGermany

1931: Carola Althoff married Reinhold Kwasnik, AKA Harry Barlay (1898-1989), and with the help from her father Dominik Althoff they founded a circus, but Carola soon returned to her fathers circus with her son Reinhold (artist name Holdy Barlay). Later Carola Althoff married equestrian Harry Williams (1902-1951) and established Circus Williams.

Even later Mr Kwasnik escaped to West Germany.

The Circus was renamed to Olympia, after this Circus Berolina.
1960: The circus merged into Berlin Circus Union VEB

Stable masters:
30´s: Elephant keeper Erwin Bauer (Came from Circus Kludsky)

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