Memorial by Walter Preik in Waren (Müritz)
The sculpture made of red sandstone is located at the Stüde in Werderweg near the cemetery. The memorial was created in 1960/61 by the Waren sculptor Walther Preik. It commemorates the members of the Red Army who fell and otherwise perished in 1945. The bones were transferred here in 1961, dead from surrounding villages were also buried here. A total of 67 people are buried here.
The sculptor Walther Preik was born on 5.3.1932 in Massow. He first completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason from 1947 to 1950. Then he attended the technical school for applied arts in Wismar and until 1958 the College of Fine Arts in Dresden. After earning his diploma there, he came to Waren (Müritz) to live and work here as a freelance artist. Especially with his animal sculptures and fable figures he became famous and left his artistic traces everywhere in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Also in Waren (Müritz) are many works in public space. Walther Preik passed away on 11.5.2018 in Waren (Müritz).