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Stumbling Stones Duinoordstraat 28

Stolpersteinen Duinoordstraat 28 Haarlem

On April 14, 2022, stumbling stones were placed here for Jacques Aletrino and his wife Rebecca Aletrino-de Vries. Jacques was part of a family with two sons. Both he and his older brother Abraham (1904) were very musical. Bram was a renowned singer and choirmaster. Unfortunately Bram died in 1929.
Jacques indicated at the military service examination that he would study law, but his heart was in music. He was tenor in the choir of the Great Synagogue and was called Cantor Giacomo there. He used the name Giacomo during his performances. Giacomo also led several choirs.
On May 3, 1939, Jacques married Rebecca de Vries from Haarlem, who lived in Haarlem with her parents and two brothers.

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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