Stumbling Stones Veronesestraat 3

These small, brass, memorial plaques (stolpersteine or stumbling stones) commemorate:

* Clara Dambitsch-Daniel, born 1859, arrested 6 June 1943, deported from Westerbork, murdered 2 July 1943, Sobibor.
* Paul Danby, born 1886, arrested 20 June 1943, deported from Westerbork, murdered 16 July 1943, Sobibor.
* Rosie Danby-Goldstein, born 1888, arrested 20 June 1943, deported from Westerbork, murdered 16 July 1943, Sobibor.

Clara Dambitsch-Daniel was Paul Danby’s mother.

Paul Danby wrote the very first letter from the Titanic: he was seeing his uncle off before the ship set sail. The letter was kept by daughter Margaret and found at her death.

Paul Danby was a merchant. He and Rosie Goldstein married and had two daughters. Paul Danby and Rosie Danby-Goldstein were murdered on the same day in Sobibor.

Both daughters survived. Margaret Danby, was a general practitioner in Oss, who helped delay deportations by declaring people sick, including the Hes family on Heuvel 79. Another daughter, Ellen Burka, watched her parents being loaded into a train from Westerbork and never saw them again. Ellen survived two concentration camps, married, moved to Toronto and became a world-renowned figure skating coach.

For photos, see Joods Monument: Paul Josef Danby.

"Stolpersteine" is an art project for Europe by Gunter Demnig to commemorate victims of National Socialism (Nazism). Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small brass plaques placed in the pavement in front of the last voluntary residence of (mostly Jewish) victims who were murdered by the Nazis. Each plaque is engraved with the victim’s name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death. By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives an individual memorial to each victim. One stone, one name, one person. He cites the Talmud: "A human being is forgotten only when his or her name is forgotten."

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