Bad Wildungen American School History

Opened: 1946
Closed: 1958

Bad Wildungen American School was located in the eastern foothills of the Kellerwald region thirty-five kilometers southwest of Kassel. The school was one of the original schools in the Frankfurt district. The entire district had 163 students enrolled in schools in eleven different locations.

The Bad Wildungen area is known for the Monument Men, who found two concrete bunkers specially designed and built for the purpose of storing cultural property in the city. There were approximately 2,500 paintings, Greek and medieval sculpture, famous musical instruments, and other objects of great cultural and artistic value found in the bunkers.

The principal for the school in the 1953-54 school year was John Yelisek, and there were forty-six students in grades one through six.

The school was closed in 1958 when the military mission in the area was completed.


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