THE HOHENWITTLINGEN AS A PRISON FOR BAPTISTS FROM 1560 TO 1617
"The troubled times of Martin Luther not only gave Württemberg a single new faith, but a long-lasting dispute over the correct interpretation of the new testament to the two remaining sacraments of the Lord's Supper and Baptism.
At that time there were communities of the Anabaptists all over the country, which were only tolerated for a short time, but were mostly subjected to severe persecution, but persisted in the country. It was only at the end of the Reformation century that state coercive measures completely displaced the Anabaptists from the Duchy.
The Mennonite communities in North America today trace their roots not least to Württemberg and worship Hohenwittlingen as a martyr's place. In the years between 1560 and 1617 there were hundreds of apprehended anabaptists in "prey to detention and deportation". "
This Page is used to provide information on a plaque that was unveiled on September 9, 2001 as part of an ecumenical service on Hohenwittlingen. The initiator of an exhibition in the Urach Museum in 1995, Dr. Dr. Bütterlin from Münsingen, kindly provided us with the panels of the exhibition, so that all the panels and texts of the exhibition can also be seen here.