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Stumbling Stones Theodorstraße 5

Stolpersteine / Stumbling Stones commemorate:

* Moses Götz, born 1866, deported 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered 18 November 1942.
* Marie Götz née Apfelbaum, born 1875, deported 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered 10 April 1943.
* Franz Götz, born 1904, deported 1941 to Riga-Jungfernhof, lost/presumed dead.

* Käthe Raphael, born 1892, deported 1941, murdered in Riga-Jungfernhof.

* Theodor Hutzler, born 1899, deported 1941 to Riga, lost/presumed dead.

* Ludwig Erlich, born 1887, deported 1942 to Krasniczyn, murdered 1 May 1942 Izbica.

* Therese Hutzler née Götz, born 1907, deported 1941 to Riga, murdered March 1942.
* Sigmund Hutzler, born 1880, deported 1942 to Izbica, lost/presumed dead.
* Mali Hutzler née Springer, born 1879, deported 1942 to Izbica, lost/presumed dead.

* Ernst Gütermann, born 1872, deported 1942, Theresienstadt, murdered 31 May 1943.
* Adolf Dinkelspühler, born 1861, deported 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered 22 September 1942.

Little information was found on these residents of Theodorstraße 5. Based on names, dates and how the stolpersteine are clustered, some seem related.

They were deported at different times and to different places.
- 29 Nov 1941: Franz Götz, Käte Raphael, Theodor Hutzler and Therese Hutzler – on Train Da 32, which arrived in Riga on 2 Dec 1941.
- 24 March 1942: Mali and Sigmund Hutzler – on Train Da36, which arrived in Izbica on 27 March with >1000 other deportees.
- 23 April 1942: Ludwig Ehrlich – to Krasniczyn.
- 10 September 1942: Marie Götz, Moses Götz, Ernst Gütermann and Adolf Dinkelspühler - deported on Transport II/25, Train Da 512 from Nürnberg to Theresienstadt, with ~1000 others.

"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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