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Stumbling Stone Recklinghäuser Straße 33

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

* Rosalie Meyer née Hertz, born 1874, deported, murdered in Auschwitz.

This is the location of the Meyer residence in Haltern am See. Rosalie Meyer moved from there to Coesfeld (her place of birth) in 1938 or 1939, and on 24 January 1942 she was deported from there to Auschwitz and murdered.

The German Federal Archive [Das Bundesarchiv] states that her maiden name was Rosalie Isaac. Where the names Hertz and Isaac came from was not found. She lived in Coesfeld, Haltern am See, and Lüdinghausen. Other information about her family and life was not found.

There is another stolperstein for her with slightly different information at Olfener Straße 10: Rosalie Meyer née Herz, born 1874, deported 1942, destination unknown, murdered.

"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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