Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany


Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)


Typecircus
OwnerReinhold Kwasnik, AKA Harry Barlay (1898-1989)
Founded1935
Closed down1960
PlaceNeustadt an der Orla
CountryGermany

DirectorsReinhold Kwasnik, AKA Harry Barlay (1898-1989)

Head keepers
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Stable master: Erwin Bauer (Came from Circus Kludsky)
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Description

Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina), located in Neustadt an der Orla, in Germany, was founded in 1935. Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) closed down in 1960.


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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)


References for records about Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1000. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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