FLECKS TIME PRODUCTION
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.
MENSCH SEIN · BROCHURE
Beyond the text of the reading, this is a literary documentation of the experiences of a young
man who experienced a relatively carefree childhood in Mainz in the 1920s, became an
army radio operator in Norway during the Second World War and was taken prisoner at the end of
the war. He was comparatively lucky. Nevertheless, this time left deep scars. Many years later he wrote
down his experiences. In various stories relating to specific places and periods of time.
"Everything that is not suffered and resolved to the end comes back." Hermann Hesse
With this in mind, we try to trace what our father experienced in the formative years of his youth and
growing up. We have compiled his texts in such a way that an overall picture emerges.
How his experiences and stories affected us daughters we tell from the perspective of the young and
In cooperation with the Förderverein Theresienkapelle Singen e.V.
MENSCH SEIN · LESUNG
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
Dépôt 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
After years of apprenticeship and travel as an assistant director at various theaters in Munich,
touring theaters and the Luisenburg Festspiele Wunsiedel, Franziska Fleckenstein was hired
on a permanent basis at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. There she realized her first productions
as house director. Guest productions followed in Hamburg at the Ernst Deutsch Theater and
at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Since 1997 she has been living in Hamburg as a freelance director.
In addition, she began to support other artists as a production manager, and to work on
theater and film projects as a dramaturge and author.
Since 2021 she is under contract as an author for Microlearnings.