Grabstätte von Agnes Wabnitz

Grabstätte von Agnes Wabnitz

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This film is a historical drama and is based on real events and deals with the story of Agnes Wabnitz, daughter of a wealthy inn owner, born in 1841. A police report of the Berlin district from August 28, 1894 shows that Agnes Wabnitz was found dead in the courtyard of a church in Friedrichshain. She lived in the empire of that time and always stood out as an uncomfortable, socially critical person who knew how to inspire the audience for herself and her views. She was a pioneer for women's rights, campaigned as a "non-Jew" against the widespread anti-Semitism and actively contributed to the free Sunday for workers to fight. Supervised by the state, it was classified as a danger to society. This led to Agnes Wabnitz being sent to an asylum for several months on dubious pretexts. She could never really recover from this ordeal and made the decision to put an end to her life herself. In order not to attract attention, her body was not released and an official burial was prohibited. But when the coffin with the deceased was to be taken to the cemetery, 60,000 people had gathered there to pay Agnes Wabnitz their last honor. There were more people than at the funeral of Kaiser Wilhelm I. six years earlier.

  • http://fernsehenderddr.de/index.php?script=dokumentationsblatt-detail&id1=13786
  • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Wabnitz
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Germany
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