Fritz Theisinger

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Fritz Theisinger
Profession zoo elephant head-keeper
Personal details
Born 1906 in Germany
Dead ? in Germany
Country Germany

Work locations
Title elephant head-keeper 1929?-
Location at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany

Biography details

Friedrichs "Fritz" Theisinger , zoo elephant head-keeper in Germany

Born 1906 in Germany dead ? in Germany .

1944: Bombing of the Zoo: The worst part of it, however, was the fire, which was now quite beyond control. When the first incendiaries came down on the roof of the elephant house and this burst into flames, our resourceful chief keeper, Fritz Theisinger, quickly loosed his fourteen elephants, which he had kept tethered by only one hind leg, and led them outside. There they could try to avoid the incendiaries which were falling everywhere, and they took refuge in the large pool. Next, aided by the Czech P.O.W.s, he made an attempt to save the house, but at this point the P.O.W.s lost their nerve and ran away. Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck


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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant head-keeper Friedrichs Theisinger in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=139. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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