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Stephansfeld Asylum

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Stephansfeld Asylum (1835 -)

Location: Alsace, France

Stephansfeld Asylum

Stephansfeld provincial asylum was established in 1835. At this time, Alsace was part of France, but became part of the newly unified Germany in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War. The province remained German until after the First World War, since when (apart from its annexation during the Second World War) it has remained French. In 1879, the asylum established a satellite agricultural colony, and was subsequently enlarged and remodelled along pavilion-system lines, and also merged with an asylum in nearby Hördt.