Station 2 AWO Office from 1970

Erna Hosemann’s sister moved in with her to help her out. She therefore had to move into the Schildeckstraße 12 in the former Jewish Rabbi’s apartment in 1970. Help for older people, families, social and also bureaucratic help and recuperation care continued to be offered. However at first, only the sewing room, office and conference…

Station 3 Storehouse for aid supplies

In the postwar years, needy people had the opportunity to get clothes, shoes and food in this house at Peterstor. This was the storage for the collected items. Furniture was also donated. The furniture was collected on handcarts and driven around! Before Christmas there was a basaar in the City Hall where one could buy…

Station 4 Youth club- consultation centre

This house was a popular meeting place for the youth in the 1980s. AWO’s youth work was based here. There were many groups and each had its own themes like: women, girls, Turkish youth. Child care was offered for the Mothers’ group so that they could discuss with no interruption. Social workers helped them then…

Station 6 Central arrival point

AWO was founded immediately after World War 1 in 1946. There were many refugees and homeless people. In that year, 49 trains with almost a total of 60,000 displaced persons arrived at the train station looking for a new home in Hessia. Fulda city’s population suddenly  doubled. AWO helped to distribute food and clothes. We…

Station 7 L14/2 as a cultural centre

For more than 20 years the AWO North Hessen Youth Centre was situated in its quarters in the Langebrückenstraße 14.(The offices of the AWO county association were situated there too between 2000-2013 before they moved to Frankfurter Straße 28). Due to a huge building project, the Youth Centre and its work and all its associated…

Station 9 Hunger and cold

The American military government started free school meals after the war for all schools and children due to extreme hunger in the families. AWO took over this task for the  Heinrich-von-Bibra school. All the school children hat to take a pot and cutlery and waited during the break fo get a scoop of soup out…