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Stumbling Stones Molenstraat 8

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

* Salomon van Loon, born 1876, murdered 23 November 1942, Auschwitz.
* Jeltje van Loon-Smeer, born 1879, murdered 23 November 1942, Auschwitz.

"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 victimís with the name, year 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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