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Some days ago I visited the "Landschaftsmuseum Hachenburg", a museum village with wonderful old houses from the surrounding low mountain range Westerwald in the north of the German state Rheinland-Pfalz. Here I especially enjoyed an old single-class school where all children of a village were taught simultaneously in one room. In my photo you can see the classroom furniture from 19th century. This school until 1878 was used in the village Obermörsbach.

There were some pupils with their teacher and the guide told them that in former times it was a common practice that the teachers punished the pupils with a truncheon or by a slap in the face. Asked what he would do today after such a punishment one of the about 10 years old pupils said looking to the teacher "I would employ a lawyer!"
Well, obviously these things have changed ... ;-)

In workshop you can see this tiny school from the outside.

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