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Stumbling Stones Bergstraat 51

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Mozes Katz (born 1874, murdered in Auschwitz on 27-11-1942)
Johanna Katz (born 1925, murdered in Auschwitz on 27-11-1942)
Sijbilla Katz-van Dijk (born 1883, murdered in Auschwitz on 27-11-1942)

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: Arjan Hell