As the founding member, Uta Hentsch helped establish the association in 2003, and was the chairwoman of the association from 2003 to 2015, time during which she rendered an immense amount of work to help the association and the commemoration in many ways.
Her projects included creation of the digital archive of the association, in the form of a blog, establishing contact with contemporary witnesses, developing structures between the association and the external contacts, and the implementation of a large number of events, such as various exhibitions, and commemorative hours with and at schools, lectures on various aspects of the history of the Shoa and National Socialism, the establishment of the Search for Clues working group at the Bisinger Realschule, and much more.
The state of Baden-Württemberg honored this voluntary commitment in December 2015 by awarding the Staufer Medal. In April 2016, the association made Uta Hentsch Honorary President.
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Uta Hentsch succumbed to her serious illness at the age of 77.
This is how we will remember her: Our honorary chairwoman Uta Hentsch impressed everyone who knew her with her endless enthusiasm and tireless commitment to commemoration of the victims of National Socialism and the Holocaust. Working with young people was always a pleasure for her; the recording with Jannik Bitzer comes from the series of events for the tenth anniversary of the association in November 2013, which she considered the highlight of her time as the chairwoman.