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Stumbling Stone Bogenstraße 32

This small, brass memorial plaque (Stolperstein or stumbling stone) commemorates Marion Werner:

* Here studied Marion Werner, born 1923, deported 1941 Lodz/Litzmannstadt, 1942 Chelmno/Kumhof, murdered.

Marion Werner was one of six children of Victor and Olga Werner. They were Protestants (Lutherans), but her parents were required to register as Jews.

Marion studied at Helene Lange School at this address from 1933 to 1938. Her five siblings all were rescued by kindertransports and survived. Marion remained with her parents. On 25 October 1942, Victor, Olga, and Marion Werner were deported to Lodz. Eleven months later, all three were deported to the extermination camp, Chelmno, where they were probably murdered on arrival.

"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."

Another stolperstein for Marion Werner is with stolpersteine for her parents at Woldsenweg 15 in Hamburg-Nord.

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