These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Elise Heudenfeld (born 1861, murdered in Theresienstadt on 20-3-1943)
Lieselotte Berghoff (born 1912, murdered in Minsk)
Ludwig Berghoff (born 1908, murdered in Minsk)
Irma Blumenthal (born 1887, murdered in Minsk)
Isidor Blumenthal (born 1885, murdered in Minsk)
James Rosenstein (born 1901, murdered in Minsk)
Rebekka Rosenstein (born 1901, murdered in Minsk)
Ester Schlesinger (born 1928, murdered in Minsk)
Joseph Sealtiel (born 1905, murdered in Dachau on 10-3-1945)
Elise Sealtiel (born 1906, murdered in Auschwitz)
Judis Sealtiel (born 1942, 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 Hamburg.
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- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com