12 October 1996
The day before the anniversary of Groddeck's 130th birthday, the exhibition
"Georg Groddeck - Leben und Werk" was opened under the patronage
of the City of Baden-Baden, with exhibits from his estate.
Visitors to the venue, the Alte Dampfbad, had the unique opportunity of viewing
parts of that estate: manuscripts, first editions, photographs and articles
from the Marienhöher days on show in display cases alongside letters
and tied-up bundles of papers.
A delight for those who can read old German handwriting. Covetous gazes at
the Groddeck-Freud correspondence. Nods of disapproval at the original
the piece of cardboard so small, the hair so fine, and the tiny knee hollows!
Astonishment at the skills of Gertrud Stamm-Hagemann.
The long table at which Groddeck used to hold his Wednesday
lectures was set for a solid meal for the visitors who remained on till
13. Oktober 1996 – Groddecks 130. Geburtstag
In the morning Otto Jägersberg opened the second exhibition entitled
"Satanarium". Music on the IT themes from a CD by the Japanese rock
band Mr. Children. The visitors were requested to act in keeping with the
motto of the in-house journal Satanarium: "Whoever among you has
never felt like saying or doing something incredible in the middle of some
large and very solemn event: let him step forward."
Many stepped forward, and many availed themselves of the opportunity. At midday,
the ascent to Bühlerhöhe began.