These memorial-stones (so-called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Benjamin De Levie (born 1890, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)
Betje De Levie-Leman (born 1896, murdered in Sobibor on 28-5-1943)
DaniŽl De Levie (born 1922, murdered in Auschwitz on 30-9-1942)
Betje De Levie (born 1927, 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.

For more information and pictures, please visit Stolpersteine Pekela (in Dutch).

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries