Weil im Schönbuch (plaque)

Historical background

Eight Sinti from Weil im Schönbuch were murdered in KL Auschwitz. A plaque was placed at the side entrance to the parish church in Weilcommemorates to commemorate them.

Description of commemoration

The plaque is on the wall at the side entrance to the evangelical church of St. Martin, alongside 3 other commemorative plaques, dedicated to the victims of both world wars, and a memorial depicting a soldier holding a dead body (figures placed on a column). Both the plaques and the memorial are made of yellow sandstone.

The plaque dedicated to the Sinti is much smaller than the other three plaques, but maintained in the same style: the background with the inscription is recessed in relation to the slightly raised “frame” made from the same material. The “frame” is formed by a milled layer of stone, in the shape of a gable roof at the top with a large opening angle. The front part of the frame is additionally decorated with notches. The shape of the plaque dedicated to the Sinti is almost square.

The inscription is sandblasted and blackened. An old German font was used for the inscription.



In German:

Zum Gedenken an / politisch u. rassistisch Verfolgte // Reinhardt Josef – Reinhardt Rosina / Reinhardt Peter – Reinhardt Johannes / Reinhardt Johanna Maria / Winter Anna – Winter Franz / Winter Theresia // Sinti, die in Auschwitz / ermordet wurden.


To commemorate those, who were persecuted on political and racial background: Josef Reinhardt, Rosina Reinhardt, Peter Reinhardt, Johannes Reinhardt, Johanna Maria Reinhardt, Anna Winter, Franz Winter, Theresia Winter, Sinti, murdered in Auschwitz.


Josef Reinhardt

Rosina Reinhardt

Peter Reinhardt

Johannes Reinhardt

Johanna Maria Reinhardt

Anna Winter

Franz Winter

Theresia Winter

Date of the unveiling

March 21, 1993



Residents of Weil born in the years 1926-27

Deutscher Sinti und Roma



Evangelische Martinskirche, Marktpl., 71093 Weil im Schönbuch, Germany;



48°37’16.9″N 9°03’41.4″E

48.621356, 9.061510

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