With short biographies, the “Wolfratshauser Weibsbilder” (Wolfratshauser Weibsbilder) working group of the Historical Association would like to remember deceased and sometimes forgotten women from Wolfratshauser history.
Wolfratshausen - The discussion about more female street names in the Wolfratshauser urban area prompted the historical association to found the working group “Wolfratshauser Weibsbilder” in April. The goal: With the creation of short biographies, the members would like to remember deceased and sometimes forgotten women from Wolfratshausen's history. At the end of this year, the results will now appear in the form of a calendar and later exhibited as figurative works of art in public places.
The group of women and men, which had grown significantly within a few months, now presented itself in front of a house steeped in history on the Bergwaldstreppe behind the Church of St. Andrew. "Lou Andreas-Salomé once spent a summer of love here with the poet Rainer Maria Rilke," explained Dr. Sybille Krafft. The chairman of the historical association pointed out that journalist Wolfgang Schäl has already completed this short biography.
Other members of the working group are still in the middle of research. "The source and photo inventory on women who lived in Wolfratshausen in the 18th century is manageable," said Simon Kalleder. The city archivist deals with the previously unexplored everyday life of the post office owner Anna-Maria Doll. There is more information about the former Green Councilor Carola Lössl, who died much too young in 2010, shortly before her 57th birthday. "Your relatives told me a lot about you," reported town hall employee Alexandra von Alvensleben.
Other working group members such as the music cabaret artist Josef Brustmann or the rafting operator Monika Heidl-Seitner write about the lives of their deceased mothers. In addition, there are the fates of Jewish Holocaust survivors from the former Föhrenwald DP camp and legendary figures such as the Wolfratshauser Marktgschlerf portrayed by Ludwig Gollwitzer. "This is a colorfully mixed troop - across the centuries," summarized Krafft. She set the working group members a deadline of September 1st. Because at the Christmas market in Wolfratshausen, which is expected to take place on November 28th, a "perpetual calendar" with the biographies of the women should be available in print form.
A little more time will then be required to create 25 silhouette-shaped figures that are printed on both sides.
Eva Wawatschek, art teacher at the Waldramer St.-Matthias-Kolleg, will guide students in the graphic design.
If everything goes according to plan, the finished copies could be seen in public on the coming International Women's Day (March 8, 2022).
According to Krafft, possible locations would be Marienplatz, the inner courtyard and Kolpingplatz in Waldram.
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