IV. Buildings Integral to the Former Life and/or Persecution of Jews in Altona.
16. No. 31 Elbchaussee
After its move from Korfu the statue of Heinrich Heine was erected on private ground at Barkhof in
Mönckebergstraße. It remained here until 1927. It was repeatedly bedaubed and damaged by Nazi
gangs. The Mayor of Altona Max Brauer rescued it and it was erected in the so-called octogon
in Donners Park near the
former house of Heinrich Heine's uncle Salomon Heine where he spent much of his time during his
Hamburg period. The statue remained here until 1939 when it was again rescued and moved to Toulon
in France preventing it from being destroyed by the Nazis.