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Stumbling Stones Ludwig-Richter-Straße 30

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Paula Gormanns (born 1888, murdered in Auschwitz on 5-11-1943)
Siegfried Gormanns (born 1879, murdered in Riga)
Walter David Gormanns (born 1925, murdered in Auschwitz on 5-11-1943)

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 Potsdam (in German).

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
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