The exhibition is the result of a big research project, which was completed at the end of 2019.
At the beginning there was an exhibition of the Rexinger Synagogue Association, in which files from the Horber tax office were shown. They documented the last robbery of the Jewish families who were deported to the extermination camps in 1941/1942.
The wish was born to fundamentally research the process of the professional and economic extermination of the Jews during the National Socialist era for the whole of Württemberg and Hohenzollern and to document it in book form and in an exhibition.
With the support of the State Archive of Baden-Württemberg, the Gäu-Neckar-Alb Memorials Association was able to start the project in 2013, in which 29 researchers finally participated. For example, they worked on the history of textile companies in Hechingen and Göppingen that had to be sold under duress.
The forced abandonment of the Jewish publishers of the Schwarzwälder Bürger-Zeitung in Rottweil or the forced sale of the Schramberg majolica factory will be investigated, as well as the
the tragic fates of Jewish cattle dealers, butchers, doctors, lawyers and textile dealers.
The activities of the leading Nazi perpetrators in the Oberfinanzpräsidium, the Nazi foreign exchange office and the Gauleitung in Stuttgart were researched by the historian Martin Ulmer. He was able to reconstruct a network of corruption and self-enrichment.
The project was concluded with essays on the disillusioning restitution of looted property to Jewish families after 1945.
After six years of mostly voluntary research work, a basic work in 42 essays and a large exhibition are now available - a state project against Forgotten, with local and regional reference.