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Stumbling Stones Achterstraat 24

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate Salomon, Mozes and Betje van Gelderen-Godschalk, murdered or disappeared in Sobibor.

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 German cities the memorials also can be found. There are already many thousands of these plaques and their number is still counting. All Stolpersteine in Hattem are laid by the German artist himself, Gunter Demnig.

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  • Text: Edwin van der Wolf
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze, Keje van der Wolf & Marcel Senz