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Gerolzhofen in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe

Wilhelmina Schleiss

Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
1. Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker

Hier wurde

+18.08.1903 z. Bischw.
von Verbrecherhand
in der Nacht vom
22-23.2.25 ermord.

Marker text translated into English:
Wilhelmina Schleiss, born August 18, 1903 in Bischwind, was criminally murdered here on the night of the 22nd-23rd of February, 1925.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 49° 53.95′ N, 10° 20.645′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bayern (Bavaria), in Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Kolpingstrasse and Am Schiesswasen, on the left when traveling south on Kolpingstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Schiesswasen, Gerolzhofen BY 97447, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Owl's Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Frankenwinheimer Tor / Frankenwinheim Gate (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Patrizierhaus von 1574 / Patrician House from 1574 (approx. 0.3 kilometers
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away); "Gerolzhöfer Frauenaufstand" / The Gerolzhofen "Womens' Revolt" (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); DenkOrt Deportationen 1941-1944 Gerolzhofen / Gerolzhofen Deportation 1941-44 Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Watchmen's Tower (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Spottfratze, ca. 1450 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
Also see . . .  Ein Mord lähmte die Stadt. The Mainpost's German-language article (December 11, 2013) on the most recent murder in Gerolzhofen in 1983. The last couple of paragraphs of the article notes that the previous murder in the town was that of Wilhelmina Schleiss in 1925. Schleiss, a servant, was murdered by the man by whom she was pregnant, he first having tried to shoot her, and when that failed to kill her, he used a large rock. Her murderer was executed for his crime in September, 1925. (Note that this link is inconsistent - rather than display the article, it will at times suggest that the reader purchase an online subscription.) (Submitted on October 3, 2014.) 
Additional keywords. crime Gedenktafel
Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
2. Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the right, at the base of the house.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Oct. 2, 2023