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Stumbling Stones Wilhelmstraße 45

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Max Cohen (born 1895, murdered in Auschwitz)
Else Cohen (born 1899, murdered in Auschwitz)
Bernhard Cohen (born 1932, murdered in Auschwitz)
Eduard Cohen (born 1923, murdered in Auschwitz)
Alfred Cohen (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 Lingen (Ems) (in German).

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
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