There have been several places of remembrance of Geislingen’s concentration camp past for quite some time, but they have received little attention worth mentioning. It was not until 2015 that memorials were created at the historical sites. Since then, the concentration camp history has been present in the public consciousness of Geislingen.
The Geislingen satellite camp was located directly behind the reconstructed fence. In 2018, the memorial was inaugurated to remember the history of this place with all senses.
Since 2015, a plaque “In memory of the Jewish women imprisoned in the Geislingen satellite camp as forced laborers for WMF July 28, 1944 – April 11, 1945” has been located directly at the WMF main entrance.
Gunter Demnig, son of a member of the Wehrmacht, laid a Stolperschwelle with a memorial text on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance to WMF in September 2015.
At the cemetery Heiligenäcker, far outside the city of Geislingen, the memorial “Wounded Head” was inaugurated on Memorial Day 1984.
Former WMF foreman Adolf Schoofs put his own life on the line to treat the Jewish forced laborers humanely.
On this map of Geislingen you can see where the individual memorial sites are located.
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