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Stumbling Stones Gymnasialstraße 1

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Hermann Hanauer (born 1888, murdered in Auschwitz)
Elsa Hanauer (born 1900, murdered in Auschwitz on 2-8-1944)
Eduard Hanauer (born 1920, murdered in Auschwitz)
Günther Hanauer (born 1922, murdered in Auschwitz)
Kurt Hanauer (born 1924, 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 Lingen (Ems) (in German).

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
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