The German think tank Studienzentrum Weikersheim was founded in October 1979 in Weikersheim Castle by Hans Filbinger, Helmut Metzner, Günter Rohrmoser, Heinz Karst and Erich Baumann.   One year earlier Hans Filbinger, the founding president of this right wing organization, was forced to resign as premier of Baden-Württemberg after it emerged that as a naval judge he shared responsibility for handing down death sentences in the waning months of Nazi Germany.  Filbinger remained president until May 1997 when he resigned at the age of 84 and Wolfgang Freiherr von Stetten took over the helm.  Klaus Hornung became in 2001 president and Bernhard Friedmann is since September 22, 2003 the new president of Weikersheim. 
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