|~ Frei Heil du edle Turnerschaft ~|
|This is a very nice "gymnast's" stein named to Franz Kobler and made ca. late 1800's probably by Marzi and Remy. It has elements of the 19th C. German worker's movement. The precise translation of "Frei Heil" is difficult in English, but "Hail Freedom" catches the meaning as well as anything.|
Frei Heil du edle Turnerschaft
die Arbeitskraft, die alles schafft
Frei Heil, Frei Heil, Frei Heil!
Hail freedom you noble gymnast's movement
the force of labor which shapes everything.
hail freedom, hail freedom, hail freedom!
Translation: Roy De Selms|
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