- FRANCE AND BLACK FOREST -

DONAUESCHINGEN PART 2

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     1 : Journey to Kork
     2 : Reims
     3 : Metz
     4 : Kork
     5 : Triberg

     6 : Donaueschingen
     7 : Staufen
     8 : Titisee
     9 : Freiburg
    10 : Journey from Kork

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The church contains a number of carvings and memorials including a statue representing St Peter (below).

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Henry Feuerstein was born on 11 April 1877 in Freiburg, the son of a goldsmith. He attended the local grammar school and, later, the Freiburg Albert Ludwigs University to study theology. At the age of 22 he was ordained a priest.

He later became the priest at St John's in Donaueschingen where he remained until his arrest by the Gestapo in 1942.

Feuerstein had under the rule of the Nazis refused to stop using the Latin Catholic liturgy. Also he had, since 1939, publicly and repeatedly denounced the 'legal' murder of the handicapped and mentally ill promulgated bt the German National Socialists.

Following his New Year sermon in January 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo, initially incarcerated in Konstanz and later moved to Dachau where he died. The "Heinrich Feuerstein School for Special education" in Donaueschingen and the "Feursteinstraße" at the Centre for Psychiatry in Reichenau were named after him.



Moving from the church we enter the town centre.............

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...........and to the (alleged !!) source of the Danube (below).

The name Danube is applied at the confluence of the two source rivers Brigach and Breg near Donaueschingen. The source of the Danube is sometimes considered to be a spring in the castle of Donaueschingen.

However, this is questionable - the real source of the Danube is the source of the Breg, which is longer than the Brigach. (However, both of them rise in the Black Forest).



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