Stolperstein / Stumbling stone remembering:
* Abraham Bilderbeek, born 1886, deported 1942 from Westerbork, murdered 19 February 1943, Auschwitz.
Abraham Bilderbeek was a merchant. His wife, Sippora Stibbe (b. 1892), survived, dying in Amsterdam at age 66. There were 3 daughters from that marriage and all survived: Klaartje Bilderbeek (1914-2008), Sara Bilderbeek (1916-1983) and Roosje Bilderbeek (1922-1992). No information was seen on how his wife and daughters escaped.
Abraham and his four siblings known to be alive at the beginning of WW2 were all murdered in Auschwitz or Sobibor, 1942-1943.
"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."
Borne was the first town in the Netherlands in which Stolpersteine were placed -- on 29 November 2007.
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