STOLPERSTEINE in HAARLEM

A while ago I came across “Stolpersteine” when I was in Schiedam. Since then, I have been fascinated about these stones.

So I decided to take a closer look around the city where I live now. I found the only two Stolpersteine (plural) in Haarlem, located between Spaarne 25 and Spaarne 27.

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The tile on the left read as follow:
HERE LIVED
JULIE VAN VOOLEN-KAN
BORN 1885
MURDERED 4-6-1943
SOBIBOR

Stolperstein (singular) is German for “stumbling stone”. It is a sett-size, 10 by 10 centimeters (3.9 in × 3.9 in) concrete cube bearing a brass plate, each inscribed with the name and life dates of a Holocaust victim.

These stones were placed on the pavement in front of the victim’s former house, aimed to commemorate individuals.

A piece of history of the Jews from Haarlem, killed because of their origin.

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One response to “STOLPERSTEINE in HAARLEM

  1. Pingback: Stolpersteine voor Antwerpen en een nieuwe naam voor een groot dok | From guestwriters·

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