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Stumbling Stones Igriška ulica 2

These small, brass, memorial plaques (stolpersteine or stumbling stones) commemorate:

* Alfred Heilig, born 1880, arrested 11 September 1944, murdered 28. February 1945, Dachau.
* Liselotte Heilig, born 1920, arrested 14 September1944, taken away, Begunje, Ravensbrück, liberated.
* Marija Heilig, born Schneider 1885, arrested 14 September 1944, liberated.

Little information was found about the Heiligs remembered here.

Alfred Heilig was born in Prossnitz and lived in Vienna during WW2. He, Liselotte Heilig, and Marija Heilig lived at this Ljubjana address. He was deported from Veldes (the German name for Bled, a town in NW Slovenia). Three days later, Liselotte and Marija were arrested.

No information was found about Marija Heilig’s journey to survival.

Liselotte Heilig also survived and at some point wrote a report which was referenced in book which included a chapter about the April 1945 death marches of female prisoners from Ravensbrück. She emigrated to the US, and, as Lisa De Curtis, provided testimony in 1998 to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

"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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