Dendermonde - Stolpersteine

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A Stolperstein literally "stumbling stone", metaphorically a "stumbling block" is a sett-size, 10 by 10 centimetres (3.9 in × 3.9 in) concrete cube bearing a brass plate inscribed with the name and life dates of victims of Nazi extermination or persecution.

 

The Stolpersteine project, initiated by the German artist Gunter Demnig in 1992, aims to commemorate individuals at exactly the last place of residency—or, sometimes, work—which was freely chosen by the person before he or she fell victim to Nazi terror, euthanasia, eugenics, was deported to a concentration or extermination camp, or escaped persecution by emigration or suicide. As of 29 March 2018, over 67,000 Stolpersteine have been laid in 22 countries, making the Stolpersteine project the world's largest decentralized memorial.

 

The majority of Stolpersteine commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Others have been placed for Sinti and Romani people (then also called "gypsies"), homosexuals, the physically or mentally disabled, Jehovah's Witnesses, black people, members of the Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party, and the anti-Nazi Resistance, the Christian opposition (both Protestants and Catholics), and Freemasons, along with International Brigade soldiers in the Spanish Civil War, military deserters, conscientious objectors, escape helpers, capitulators, "habitual criminals", looters, and others charged with treason, military disobedience, or undermining the Nazi military, as well as Allied soldiers.

 

List of Stolpersteine in the city of Dendermonde

Brusselsestraat 37: ANTOINE HANNOSET

Dijkstraat 36: PIERRE DE LANDTSHEER

                         TONY DE LANDTSHEER

Dijkstraat 110: JOZEF MAES

Donckstraat 11: WILLEM LORET

Franz Courtensstraat 28: JEAN DE GRAUWE

Noordlaan 21: ALBERIC REUBENS

Statieplein 16: ADOLF DE MOL

Vlasmarkt 23: DOM ANSELMUS DE MEIRSMAN

The names are also mentioned on the war monument.


Brusselsestraat 37

hier woonde

ANTOINE HANNOSET

geb. 1906

gearresteerd 26.9.1942

gefusilleerd 10.11.1942

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