Stumbling Stone Lekstraat 50-ll

STOLPERSTEIN / STUMBLING STONE

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.

In Amsterdam there is a Stolperstein laid for the former home of a victim who died in World War II, this is Lekstraat 50-ll.

PHILIPPINE DE PLOEG
Born 1885
Hollandse Schouwburg
Deported from Westerbork
Theresienstadt
Murdered 11-10-1944
Auschwitz

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Source

  • Text: Anneke Moerenhout
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout