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Hildesheim bronze plaque mounting Justice Minister Christian Pfeiffer and Franz-Karl Diestel nÚ Hartmann of the Hildesheim Gay Circle of Friends unveil the plaques that honor Assessor Karl Heinrich Ulrichs; photo: Raths for *HIAZ*

The Hildesheim Ulrichs bronze memorial plaque was unveiled at the Volkshochschule Hildesheim on August 21, 2002. On November 11, 2002, in the presence of numerous guests, Dr. Deufel, the city manager, is scheduled to dedicate the bronze plaque, which will be mounted on the building of the University for the Administration of Justice.


Members of the Hildesheim Gay group are holding discussions with city administrators in order to have a brass memorial plaque hung in the entrance of the Hildesheim Courthouse. Franz Karl of the Gay group chose this spot to make up for the unjust treatment Ulrichs got that made Ulrichs resign his post at the Hildesheim court:

Brass memorial tablet; photo: SFK


Past Events (2002):

The Gay Circle of Friends (Schwuler Freundeskreis) of Hildesheim has scheduled a Solidarity Week (three Wednesdays) on August 21, August 28, and September 4, 2002. At a later date, among other things, they plan to place the bronze memorial plaque in honor of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs on the former courthouse on Godehardiplatz, where Ulrichs used to work.

The building is owned by the County of Lower Saxony, Hanover Ministry of Justice.

This group no longer exists as of 2009.

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