Stumbling Stones Marktplatz 16

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Alex Falk (born 1884, murdered in Auschwitz in 1944)
Charlotte Falk (born 1897, murdered in Auschwitz in 1944)
Felix Bernhard Falk (born 1921, murdered in Auschwitz in 1943)
Gerda Juliane Falk (born 1925, murdered in Auschwitz)

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 Brandenburg (in German).

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com