The art project for Europe by Gunter Demnig is intended to commemorate the victims of the Nazi era by placing memorial plaques made of brass in the sidewalk in front of their last self-chosen place of residence. STOLPERSTEINE are now located in over 500 towns and cities in Germany and in several European countries. For more information on the art exhibition and the artist, please visit the website www.stolpersteine.eu
Stolpersteine in Bietigheim-Bissingen
The initiative "Stolpersteine in Bietigheim-Bissingen" has initiated and organized the laying of Stolpersteine in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Mayor Jürgen Kessing has assumed patronage for the Stolpersteine.
On November 24th, 2014 in a first step, three Stolpersteine were laid for:
On June 29th, 2016 another 3 Stolpersteine were installed for: Marie Sick (Kreuzstr. 22), Lydia Mack (Backhausstr. 3), Gustav Strenger (Ringstr. 8)
On October 7th, 2017, three more Stolpersteine were installed for Walter Hass (Fräuleinstr. 4), Karl Reinhardt (Weinstr. 4), ErnaUnkel (Bei der Kelter 14)
All 9 persons were placed in state institutions due to a disability or mental illness. With the exception of Mrs. Unkel, all of them were murdered in 1940 as part of the national socialist "Euthanasie-Aktion T4" in Grafeneck. Mrs. Unkel was presumably a victim of the so-called decentralized euthanasia. Further information can be found unter www.gedenkstaette-grafeneck.de.
For further information you can reach out to: Thomas Reusch-Frey
Initiative Stolpersteine in Bietigheim-Bissingen
07142/ 377491 or
City Archive Bietigheim-Bissingen