STOLPERSTEINE / STUMBLING STONES
Jacques Goedhart en Max Goedhart.
On the new Jewish part of the Aje Kirkhaof is a grave with 2 headstones of a married couple. Their 2 sons have not returned from Westerbork. In front of them there is a memorial stone on the grave of the parents. The stolpersteine on the Frans Douvenstraat belong to these 2 boys.
The German artist Gunter Demnig started placing the first Stolpersteine in 1997 in the Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
Meanwhile there are Stolpersteine in many countries.
It reminds the Holocaust in World War II.
A Stolperstein is a concrete stone of 10 x 10cm, with a brass plate on top, in which the name, date of birth and decease and also place of decease is punched into.
The Stolperstein gets a place in the pavement in front of the former house of the victim.
By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives a private memorial to each victim.
His motto is: 'A HUMAN BEING IS FORGOTTEN ONLY WHEN HIS OR HER NAME IS FORGOTTEN'.
Borne was the first town in the Netherlands in which Stolpersteine were placed.
This happened the 29-11-2007.
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- Text: TracesOfWar.com en Isabel Cremers
- Photos: Isabel Cremers