Und Davor ein Kapellchen und Almosenstock / And for that a Chapel and Begging Stick Historical

Und Davor ein Kapellchen und Almosenstock / And for that a Chapel and Begging Stick Historical (HM1WCB)

Location: Volkach, Bayern 97332 Unterfranken
Country: Germany
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N 49° 51.839', E 10° 13.625'

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Soziale Fürsorge im Siechenhaus

So dürfte das Volkacher Siechenhaus ausgesehen haben: isoliert weit außerhalb der Stadt stand das ärmliche Gebäude. Eine Kapelle, ein Brunnen und ein eigener Hof ermöglichte den Bewohnern ein weitgehend selbständiges Leben. Kontakte zur Außenwelt sollten möglichst vermieden werden, denn im Siechenhaus lebten Aussätzige - Menschen mit Lepra. Mit hölzernen Klappern mussten Leprakranke auf sich aufmerksam machen, So sitzt rechts am Wegesrand eine „Lepröse" und bittet um Almosen. Im Boden steckt ein Stock, an dem ein kleines Spendenschälchen und eine Klapper befestigt sind.

Social Welfare at the Infirmary

Thus the Volkach infirmary might have looked (see Picture 3): isolated far outside the town stood the poor building. A chapel, a well and its own courtyard gave the inhabitants a largely independent life. Contacts with the outside world were to be avoided as far as possible, because persons with leprosy lived there. With wooden rattles, the "lepers" were to draw attention to themselves, as depicted here, with one begging at the edge of the road. In the ground is a stick, on which a small donation bowl and a rattle are fastened.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMuseum Volkach
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Date Added Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)32U E 588188 N 5524229
Decimal Degrees49.86398333, 10.22708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 51.839', E 10° 13.625'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 51' 50.34" N, 10° 13' 37.5" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Oberer Markt, Volkach Bayern 97332, DE
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