Under the name Flecks Time Production the sisters

Franziska Fleckenstein (scriptwriter, director, production manager) and

Catharina Fleckenstein (actress, director) work together on projects they develop

and are responsible for.



A field on Fittingstrasse in the industrial area of Singen am Hohentwiel.

Here, during World War 2, forced labourers who were deployed to work in Singen

businesses or in agriculture in the Hegau region were housed in barracks.

After the war, the camp was used for German prisoners of war.

Our father came there in the winter of 1945. He was 21 years old.

In spring 1946, Capitaine Jean Le Pan de Ligny took over responsibility for the

Depot 231 Bonaparte, camp de prisonniers de guerre. Under his leadership,

the camp changed from a starvation camp to a model camp. It is thanks to his work

that the prisoners developed the courage and will to live.

Even today, the Theresienkapelle, which Capitaine de Ligny had built by prisoners,

is a visible sign of reconciliation and international understanding.

Our father was entrusted by Capitaine de Ligny with the management of the Varieté group.

With the money the guest performances brought in, food, cigarettes and even alcohol

could be procured for the prisoners of war.

Günther Fleckenstein (1924-2020) recorded his experiences of this time in writing much later.

From these texts and the letters of other fellow prisoners the reading

>Mensch Sein< was created on the occasion of the 75th anniversary

of the Theresienkapelle. Text selection by the Fleckenstein sisters.

With Wolfgang Gellert and Catharina Fleckenstein 


Supported by the Förderverein Theresienkapelle Singen e.V. and

the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Würtemberg