Investigating a School’s Name (Ein Name verpflichtet)
author Hannelore Lutze
After the unification of Germany, the Wilhelm Hammann School in Thuringia was directed to change its name. Students and teachers conducted a research project and discovered that Hammann, a political prisoner in Buchenwald, saved the lives of 904 children there. As a result of the study, the school decided to keep its name. Students are continuing the research by trying to find people whom Hammann rescued. Project derived from partner website “Lernen aus der Geschichte”.