born 3 May 1920
died 7 March 1940 in Bernburg
Stumbling stone Korczak School, Samaritan Institutions,
Date of stone-laying 4 July 2008
Erika Hagelke was born on 3 May 1920. She was a resident at the Samaritan Institutions Fürstenwalde/Spree in Ketschendorf. In the course of “Aktion T4”, a mass-murder campaign involving the involuntary euthanasia of sick and disabled people, she was transferred – via a number of other institutions – to the State Sanatorium and Mental Hospital in Bernburg on the River Saale. She was murdered there in the euthanasia programme’s killing centre on 7 March 1940.