KWA Meeting at Bolzano 18 to 20 May, 2011

Part 1 – The First Day


Text by Luca D’Ambrosio; pictures by Michael Negele unless otherwise noted.

The KWA meeting started on Wednesday afternoon with the visit of Daniel Harrwitz’ grave at the Jewish cemetery of Bolzano. Owing to the recently found grave and the associated investigations the biographical data of this eminent 19th century master who played – inter alia – matches against Anderssen, Staunton, Horwitz, Löwenthal, Williams, Morphy and Kolisch, have to be corrected.

C.N. 6286. Daniel Harrwitz
Luca D'Ambrosio on Daniel Harrwitz' track
Südtiroler Sport Magazin - Ein gelüftetes Schachrätsel (PDF)
Cultura & Spettacoli - Lo scacco matto allo scacchista (PDF)

From left: Friedrich-Karl Hebeker, Regina Corneth, Alessandro Sanvito, Toni Preziuso
and Bert Corneth at the entrance of the Bolzano cemetery.

From left: Bert Corneth, Petra Lootz, Bob van de Velde,
Siegfried Schönle at the entrance of the Bolzano cemetery.

From left: Antonio Rosino, Luca D’Ambrosio, Guy van Habberney
at the entrance of the Bolzano cemetery.

Calle Erlandsson reading the inscription
on Harrwitz’ tombstone.

Close-up of the gravestone of Daniel Harrwitz.

After the visit of the cemetery the group walked to the Benedictine Monastery of Muri-Gries at Bolzano, in front of the abbey Michael Negele noticed the below undertaker.

Undertaker on Gries Place, Bolzano.

Exterior view of the Benedictine Monastery Muri-Gries at Bolzano.

Interior view of the Gries parish church.


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