Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany


Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)



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Owner 1935-: Harry Barlay
Founded1935
Closed down1960
Place Neustadt an der Orla
Country Germany

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Head keepers
of elephants
-: Josef Holzmüller Jr.
(elephant trainer)
1934-1953: Erwin Bauer
(elephant trainer)
1957-1958: Kally Frank
(elephant trainer)
1957-1958: Ralle Frank
(elephant trainer)

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


Comments / pictures1931: 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 (2021). Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1000. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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