Stumbling Stones Gasthuisstraat 7

These small, brass memorial plaques (Stolpersteine or stumbling stones) commemorate:
* Jozef Boektje, born 1858, deported 1942 Auschwitz, murdered 3 December 1942.
* Klara Heimanna Goudsmid-Boektje, born 1901, deported 1942 Auschwitz, murdered 27 November 1942.
Louis Goudsmid, born 1934, deported 1942 Auschwitz, murdered 27 November 1942.
* Josef Goudsmid, born 1936, deported 1942 Auschwitz, murdered 27 November 1942.

Klara Heimanna Groudsmid-Boektje, the widow of Simon Goudsmid, lived with her father and her two sons, Jozef and Louis.

"Stolpersteine" is an art project for Europe by Gunter Demnig to commemorate victims of National Socialism (Nazism). Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small, 10x10cm brass plaques placed in the pavement in front of the last voluntary residence of (mostly Jewish) victims who were murdered by the Nazis. Each plaque is engraved with the victimís name, date of birth, and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death. By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives an individual memorial to each victim. One stone, one name, one person. He cites the Talmud: "A human being is forgotten only when his or her name is forgotten."

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

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