Hildegard Linke

born 1926
died 20 June 1940 in Bernburg
Stumbling stone Haus Posen,
Samaritan Institutions, August-Bebel-Straße 1–4
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.