Stumbling Stones Kloveniersburgwal 53-3

These Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) commemorate:
Willy Lachotzki
Elsbeth Lachotzki-Berner
Rosalie Lachotski-Cohn
Betty Lewy-Lachotski

"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 victimís 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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  • Text: Fedor de Vries & Anne Palmer
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout & Ruby Democh (1,2,4,5), Anne Bolijn (3)