Adolf Strassburger Jr.

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Adolf Strassburger Jr.
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born ? in Germany
Dead ? in Netherlands

Spouse(s) Wilhelmine Strassburger

Country Netherlands

Title owner 1917-1953
Location at Circus Strassburger in Netherlands

Relevant literature
Biography details

Adolf Strassburger Jr., circus director in Netherlands

Born ? in Germany dead ? in Netherlands , son of artist Salomon Strassburger and artist Amalie Koch .

The Strassburger circus family comes from Alsace , which belonged to Germany until the Treaty of Versailles (1919).

~1870: Adolf Strassburger Jr. born.

1916 Adolf Strassburger sold his circus to Lorenz Hagenbeck, who continued it as Cirkus Hagenbeck.

1917: After the First World War , Adolf Strassburger started a new circus Strassburger with his brother Leopold Strassburger. They traveled with the circus from Germany to the Scandinavian countries, to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

1919: Adolf Strassburger Sr. died.

Adolfs son, Karl Strassburger, took over the circus and married his cousin, Regina Strassburger, daughter to Adolfs brother Leopold Strassburger, and together with Reginas sister Elly Strassburger and Karls brother Hans Strassburger they brought the circus into one of the largest in Europe, travelling in two units.

1935: Paula Busch and Emil Wacker bought most of Circus Strassburger, from Adolf Strassburger Jr., since the Strassburger fled to Netherlands, during the german Nazi period.


Total: 2 children

  1. Karl Strassburger. Born: 1899. Dead: † 1953-05-07
  2. Hans Strassburger. Born: 1911-03-21. Dead: † 1965


Siblings through the father Salomon Strassburger (1839-04-02 -- ):

  1. Leopold Strassburger Born 1878 Dead: † 1957-12-11
  2. Rosa Strassburger Born 1862-01-28 Dead: † 1943-03-28
  3. Hugo Strassburger Born 1880-03-27 Dead: † 1942-08
  4. Jeanette Strassburger Born ?

Adolf Strassburger Jr. s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Adolf Strassburger Jr.
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Salomon Strassburger

Born: 1839-04-02

Paternal Grandfather:
Adolf Strassburger

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Babette Wulff

Born: ?
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Paternal Great-grandmother:

Amalie Koch


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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Adolf Strassburger Jr. in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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