STOLPERSTEINE / STUMBLING STONES
* Salomon Kober, born 1903, deported 18 Jan 1944 from Westerbork, murdered 7 Feb 1945, Central Europe.
* Eva Jenni Kober-Hainhauer, born 1905, deported 18 Jan 1944 from Westerbork, murdered 21 Oct 1944 Auschwitz.
* Marianne Miriam Kober, born 1930, deported 18 Jan 1944 from Westerbork, murdered 21 Oct 1944 Auschwitz.
* Ruth Margarete Kober, born 1933, deported 18 Jan 1944 from Westerbork, murdered 21 Oct 1944 Auschwitz.
* Michael Willem Kober, born 1937, deported 18 Jan 1944 from Westerbork, murdered 21 Oct 1944 Auschwitz.
Dr. Salomon Kober and Eva Jenni Hainhauer were married and had 3 children. They left Germany in 1933 and moved to Nijmegen, where he was a chemical engineer with Organon Company in Oss. When the Germans occupied Holland, they prevented him from leaving and forced him to continue his research with Organon. After June 1942, records show their address in Oss. Sources say the family members were deported from Westerbork first to Theresienstadt before later being killed elsewhere. Salomon’s movements after deportation are unclear before he was killed somewhere in Central Europe. Eva Jenni and their children – ages 14, 11 and 7 – were sent to Auschwitz to be killed.
The German artist Gunter Demnig started placing the first Stolpersteine in 1997 in the Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
Meanwhile there are Stolpersteine in many countries.
It reminds the Holocaust in World War II.
A Stolperstein is a concrete stone of 10 x 10cm, with a brass plate on top, in which the name, date of birth and decease and also place of decease is punched into.
The Stolperstein gets a place in the pavement in front of the former house of the victim.
By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives a private memorial to each victim.
His motto is: 'A HUMAN BEING IS FORGOTTEN ONLY WHEN HIS OR HER NAME IS FORGOTTEN'.
Borne was the first town in the Netherlands in which Stolpersteine were placed.
This happened the 29-11-2007.
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