These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Alfred Broh (born 1888, murdered in Sachsenhausen on 3-3-1940)
Doris Broh (born 1857, murdered in Theresienstadt on 31-1-1943)
Edith Czerninski (born 1898, faith unknown)
Leo Czerninski (born 1884, faith unknown)
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 Frankfurt (Oder) (in German).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com