These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine or stumbling blocks) commemorate 15 residents of Huize Dina, persecuted or murdered by the Nazis.
Huize Dina was founded in January 1930 and offered shelter to Jewish girls who could no longer live at home due to poverty, social problems or the death of their parents. The girls, as young as they were, often had a tough life. The house was an initiative of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Girls.
The small brass plaques of 10 by 10 cm, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were persecuted and mostly murdered by the National-Socialists, mention the name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death.
In many other cities and villages, mainly in Germany but also in other European countries, the memorials also can be found. There are already many thousands of these plaques and their number is still counting. Almost all Stolpersteine are laid by the German artist himself, Gunter Demnig.
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