These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Mendel Bialystock (born 1872, murdered in Nizza)
Malka Bialystock (born 1867, survived Nizza)
Albert Bloch (born 1874, murdered in Minsk)
Dora Bloch (born 1884, murdered in Minsk)
Else Bloch (born 1881, murdered in Minsk)
Helene Bloch (born 1879, murdered in Minsk)
Meta Bloch (born 1881, murdered in Minsk)
Sara Bloch (born 1877, murdered in Minsk)
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.
For more information and pictures, please visit Stolpersteine Bremen (in German).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com