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Stolperstein Kartäuserstraße 10

This memorial stone (so called Stolpersteine of stumbling blocks) commemorates:
Jakob Uffenheimer (born 1860, deported in 1940 to Gurs, murdered on 14-2-1941)

The small brass plaques, in the pavement in front of houses of which the (mostly Jewish) residents were murdered by the Nazis, mention the name, date of birth and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death.

In many other cities, 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.

Text on the stone:

HIER WOHNTE
JAKOB UFFENHEIMER
JG. 1860
DEPORTIERT 1940
GURS
ERMORDET 14.2.1941

HERE LIVED
JAKOB UFFENHEIMER
BORN. 1860
DEPORTED 1940
GURS
KILLED 14.2.1941

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Source

  • Text: Kevin Prenger
  • Photos: Coen Prenger