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Stumbling Stones Rechneigrabenstraße 18

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Fanny Schwab (born 1861, murdered in Theresienstadt on 23-9-1942)
Seligmann Schwab (born 1866, murdered in Theresienstadt on 24-9-1942)
Hanna Schwab (born 1898, fate unknown)
Klara Schwab (born 1872, murdered in Theresienstadt on 20-10-1942)

Max Rosenthal (born 1874, murdered Theresienstadt on 22-2-1943)
Lina Rosenthal (born 1894, murdered Auschwitz 1944)

The small copper plaques, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were murdered by the Nazis, mention the name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death.

In many other cities, 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.

For more information and pictures, please visit Stolpersteine Frankfurt am Main (in German).

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  • Text: TracesofWar
  • Photos: Picture provided by Ryan Weber Troop 107, Wiesbaden, Eagle Scout Project