died 20 June 1940 in Bernburg
Stumbling stone Haus Posen,
Samaritan Institutions, August-Bebel-Straße 14
Date of stone-laying 4 July 2008
Hildegard Linke was born in 1926. She was submitted to institutional care because of her epilepsy; from 1937 to 1939, 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 the state institutions in Brandenburg-Görden and Neuruppin – 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 20 June 1940.