Stumbling Stones Josephsplatz 5

This Stolperstein / Stumbling Stone commemorates:

* Sidonie Stern, born 1884, deported 29 November 1941 Riga, murdered.

Sidonie Stern was deported on train Da32 along with over 1000 others who were picked up at Würzberg as well as Nürnberg. It arrived in Riga on 02 December.

No information was found about her family other than a daughter who survived and submitted (from the US in 1984) testimony to Yad Vashem.

"Stolpersteine" is an art project for Europe by Gunter Demnig to commemorate victims of National Socialism (Nazism). Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small, 10x10cm brass plaques placed in the pavement in front of the last voluntary residence of (mostly Jewish) victims who were murdered by the Nazis. Each plaque is engraved with the victim’s name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death. By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives an individual memorial to each victim. One stone, one name, one person. He cites the Talmud: "A human being is forgotten only when his or her name is forgotten."

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