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.
The tile on the left read as follow:
JULIE VAN VOOLEN-KAN
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.