These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Mathilde Kahn (born 1874, murdered in Theresienstadt on 17-4-1942)
Erna Kahn (born 1904, murdered in Piaski)
The small brass plaques, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were persecuted or 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: TracesOfWar.com