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Stumbling Stones Stationsplein 11

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Mozes Kanarek (born 1891, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)
Efraim Kanarek (born 1922, murdered during death march in 1945)
Gitiel Kanarek-Zucker (born 1894, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)
Fanni Perel Tak-Kanarek (born 1923, murdered in Auschwitz on 10-9-1943)
Eliser Benjamin Kanarek (born 1929, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)
Chaja Eva Kanarek (born 1932, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)

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, Dick van Someren & Arie Bervoets
  • Photos: Arie Bervoets