This memorial stone (so called Stolperstein of stumbling block) commemorates:
Abraham van Ploeg (born 1908, forced laborer from Rotterdam, shot at this location on 13-11-1944)
The small copper plaques, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were persecuted and mostly 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 Kampen (in Dutch).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Arie Bervoets