Gurs (concentration camp in Southwestern France)
Killed 20.2.1943 in
Many of the Stolperstein are in front of what are now businesses and some are still apartment buildings. They specifically marked where people lived and were taken. We spent a long time discussing how sickeningly scary it would be and what it would be like to be a neighbor of someone who was just taken from their life in such a sudden manner.
Deported 1942, Died in Izbica, Poland
The kids placed flowers at each of the plaques. The language on the plaques is very plain. It states that they were murdered, as truly was the case.
|We inferred that this was a married couple.|
Alfred & Meta Meyerstein
Murdered in Minsk
|Reisel Laja & Pescha Birnbach|
Taken to a Ghetto
Murdered June 1942 in Treblinka
|Small but significant.|
|You can imagine people looking out that bay window as the people they'd been hiding were taken.|
Just earlier this week there was an NPR story about Stolperstein.
Click here to read/listen.