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Bayer, Udo: Vignettes: The Legacy of Jewish Laupheim, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2017. DOI: 10.11588/heibooks.229.301

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Udo Bayer


The Legacy of Jewish Laupheim

A great number of notable personalities who achieved extraordinary success in a wide variety of fields came from the rural community of Laupheim in Württemberg. They were not only remarkable for a small town like Laupheim, but also unique in all of Germany. Among these eminent personalities are, for example, co-founder of the Württembergische Vereinsbank and art-enthusiast Kilian von Steiner, artist and designer Friedrich Adler, composer Moritz Henle,  author Siegfried Einstein, and last but not least world-class high jumper Gretel, from the entrepreneurial family Bergmann, who was the inspiration for the movies Berlin 36 and Hitler’s Pawn. For the first time, Laupheim expert Udo Bayer combines a concise historical overview of the former German-Jewish community of Laupheim with six vignettes of these distinguished people.

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Kilian von Steiner (1833–1903)
Moritz Henle (1850–1925)
Friedrich Adler (1878–1942)
Hertha Nathorff (1895–1993)
Gretel Bergmann (Margret Lambert) (1914– )
Siegfried Einstein (1919–1983)