These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Sigismund Cohn (murdered in Theresienstadt)
Friedrich Schneider (born 1855, died in 1932)
Flora Schneider (born 1860, died in 1940)
Gertrud Schneider (escaped)
Erich Schneider (born 1884, survived Buchenwald)
Kaethe Schneider (escaped)
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 Luckenwalde (in German).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com