These memorial-stones (so-called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Berthold Guthmann (born 1893, murdered in Auschwitz on 29-9-1943)
Jakob Guthmann (born 1868, murdered in Theresienstadt on 18-9-1942)
Paul Guthmann (born 1922, murdered in Mauthausen on 12-3-1945)
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 Wiesbaden (in German).
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Anneke Moerenhout