NEW BIOGRAPHIES ADDED - FAMILY PICK (JUNE 2022)
Dr Arthur Pick, the respected physician and owner of the "Sanatorium Dr. Pick" named after him in Kurhausstraße, came to the spa town with his family at the end of 1908. The members of the Pick family belonged to the group of assimilated Jews. They were baptized and members of the religious community of Protestants. In a society where anti-Semitic prejudices were still abundant and Jewish people had to face disadvantages in society as well as in their professions, getting baptized appeared to present the only chance for being accepted as a full-fledged member of society. But indeed, this hope proved an illusion with the seizure of power by the National Socialists at the latest. The exclusion and persecution of Jews based on the Racial Theory also affected Jews who were baptized and assimilated and didn’t have any connections with Jewish religion and tradition any longer whatsoever.