Photo credit: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

Exhibition “Mütter des Grundgesetzes”

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Schloss Ehrenhof Ost, 1. OG

Illustratations of the lives of female politicians Frieda Nadig, Elisabeth Selbert, Helene Weber, and Helene Wessel

The exhibition illustrates the lives of female politicians Frieda Nadig, Elisabeth Selbert, Helene Weber, and Helene Wessel, known as the “mothers of the constitution”. The four women who in 1948, as delegates of the Parlamentarischer Rat alongside 61 men, drafted the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, promulgated on 23 May 1949, established the inclusion of Article 3 (2) “Männer und Frauen sind gleichberechtigt.” (“Men and women shall have equal rights.”) into the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, thus enshrining equal rights in the German constitution. The exhibition, which was developed as part of the Helene Weber Kolleg, is provided by the City of Mannheim Department for Gender Equality and presented by the Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity of the University of Mannheim. Venue is the Schloss Ehrenhof Ost, first floor. The exhibition is open to the public during the opening hours of the university.