Year 2019: The Kurt and Hildegard Löwenstein/Losten Foundation supports in memory of the Stuttgart company managing director Kurt Losten, née Löwenstein (died 2011), and his wife Hildegard (died 2017) the involvement with culture and history of the Jewish Germans. The association “Jews in East Prussia” thanks for the support of the work on a part of the German-Jewish people and culture whose region today lies in other European countries and whose descendants are now at home all over the world.
The moving story of Kurt Löwenstein can be read on the foundation’s website. In times of persecution and humiliation by the German nation he survived with the help of sincere individuals and the Bosch company and escaped extermination as almost the only one in his family. Out of gratitude for their own happiness and the help of private and business friends in difficult life situations, the widow Hildegard Losten initiated the foundation.