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Stumbling Stones Bleibtreustraße 33

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Alice Abrahamsohn
Betty Michaelsohn
Clara Buschmann
Doris Walther
Else Michaelsohn
Fritz Fraenkel
Gertrud Wunsch
Joseph Wunsch
Julius Liepmann
Klara Wongtschowski
Margarete Liepmann
Paula Fraenkel
, murdered or disappeared in the Holocaust.

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 cities, 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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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: OTFW