|ANIMAL TRAINER, ARTIST (GERMANY)|
BORN 23 Jun 1876, Neuselerhause, Sachsen - DIED 23 Dec 1941, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Nathanael, Feld 7, Gartenstelle 91 (Ehrengrab))
Alfred Schneider was educated as a civil engineer. He performed as as a cycling artist, before he decided to work with lions. At a certain time he had sixty lions, but after his circus he went bankrupt he continued his performances with the lions that he had left. He was in direct physical contact with his animals, but in 1941 they attacked him and he died a few days later.
Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
Alfred Schneider (Artist) â€“ Wikipedia