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The Devil of Dietzenbach

Dietzenbach, Germany

This demonic monument commemorates a carving destroyed in World War II. 

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“In Dietzenbach, a devil sits under a roof” is a local saying that stemmed from a carving of a devil in an old wooden house. After a bombing in 1941, the carving was destroyed, but the saying remained, which led to the creation of this controversial statue in its honor.

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