These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Max Guhrauer (born 1869, murdered in Theresienstadt on 4-6-1943)
Paula Guhrauer (overleefde Theresienstadt)
Alexander Guhrauer (born 1901, fled out of Germany)
Hella-Margarethe Guhrauer (born 1913, fled out of Germany)
Hugo Jondorf (born 1885, murdered)
Edith Jondorf (born 1901, murdered)
Inge Jondorf (born 1925, fled out of Germany)
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.
For more information and pictures, please visit Stolpersteine Braunschweig (in German).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com