These memorial-stones (so-called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Amalie von Sydow (born 1867, murdered in Auschwitz on 13-10-1942)
Bronna Bodensieck (born 1902, murdered in Auschwitz in 1943)
Eduard Heilbronn (born 1874, died on 30-8-1942)
Frieda Heilbronn (born 1870, murdered in Treblinka on 29-9-1942)

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: Eric A. Emmer-Ross