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The Gertraudenhospital is a simple brick building from the last quarter of the 14th century with a later expanded chapel. Georgenhospital was an infirmary for the accommodation and care of lepers. The hospital was on the current cemetery grounds. The entrance gate and part of the surrounding walls have been preserved. The Gertraudenhospital was founded in 1370 for poor pilgrims and travelers by Nikolaus von Bismarck, the Stendal doctor Mag. J. Sweder and his brother, Canon B. Sweder. Nikolaus von Bismarck emerged as a wholesale merchant and councilor in Stendal. But his descendants went into hiding among the landed gentry, with the exception of Otto von Bismarck / Schönhausen, the first German Chancellor.