Stumbling Stones Spoorlaan 22

These Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones) commemorate:
* Simon van Os, born 1881, deported 11 May 1943 from Westerbork, murdered 14 May 1943 Sobibor.
* Dina van Os-Hes, born 1887, deported 11 May 1943 from Westerbork, murdered 14 May 1943 Sobibor.
* Henri Marc van Os, born 1912, deported 23 Oct 1942 from Westerbork, Auschwitz, murdered 31 January 1943, Blachownia, Poland.
* Sem van Os, born 1913, deported 6 July 1943 from Westerbork, murdered 9 July 1943, Sobibor.
* Rosa Anna van Os, born 1914, deported 9 Oct 1942 from Westerbork, murdered 12 October 1942 Auschwitz.
* Sonja van Os, born 1923, deported 9 Oct 1942 from Westerbork, murdered 12 October 1942 Auschwitz.
* Albert van Os, born 1920, deported 9 Oct 1942 from Westerbork, murdered 12 October 1942 Auschwitz.
* Roosje van Os-Simons, born 1914, deported 6 July 1943 from Westerbork, murdered 9 July 1943 Sobibor.

Simon van Os, a merchant and Dina van Os-Hes had 5 children still living at the beginning of WW2 and each has a stolperstein at this address: Henri Marc, Sem (Samuel), Rosa Anna, Sonja and Albert. Also taken from this household was Semís wife Roosje van Os-Simons.

Dates for Henri Marc van Osís death are not consistent with the date on his stolperstein: some sources show his death as 1945 in the same place Ė Blechhammer labor camp (also called Blachownia Slaska in Polish). He had lived at Ridderstraat 33 with his partner and one child, who both survived the war.

"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 victimís 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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