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Stumbling Stones Hildesheimer Straße 547

These memorial stones (so called Stolpersteine or stumbling blocks) commemorate:
Max Cohnheim (born 1872, murdered in Treblinka)
Selma Cohnheim (born 1879, murdered in Treblinka)
Wilhelm Cohnheim (born 1907, escaped)
Herbert Cohnheim (born 1913, escaped)
, persecuted or murdered by the Nazis.

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 and villages, 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.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
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