Fritz Mey , circus director in Germany
Born 1904-07-05 in Germany
dead 1993-12-03 in Germany
Fritz Mey was the son of a Crawinkler carpenter at the age of 15, commissioned to install new wooden benches in the circus tent of the Sarrasani Circus. Despite the fascination that probably arose in this commission, fascination for the circus, Fritz Mey first became a civil engineer.
He later returned to Sarrasani Circus. There he worked, among other things, as a stall bursche, advertising sticker, company inspector and later became the right hand of the senior .
In the 1930s, Fritz Mey traveled with Argentina with the wife of the founding son Trude Stosch-Sarrasani
with a second Sarrasani company.
After the Dresden circus building was destroyed by bombs in 1945 and Trude Stosch-Sarrasani
emigrated to South America in 1948, Fritz Mey founded a new Sarrasani in 1956 in Mannheim with the support of Sarrasani daughter Hedwig Stosch-Brandt.
For his services to the resurgence of German circus art, Fritz Mey was awarded the Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1968.
In 1972 ,
his son André Sarrasani
was born ,
who later succeeded him as circus director.
On December 3, 1993, Fritz Mey died in the longtime winter quarters in Mörlenbach im Odenwald .