Zierikzee - Stolpersteine
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 town of Zierikzee
Breedstraat 10: ABRAHAM WILKENS
ADOLPH ABRAHAM WILKENS
Havenpark 5: LAURA LABZOWSKI-HEUMAN
Hofferstraat 38: IZAAK ABRAHAM WILKENS
ESTELLE LINA WILKENS-ISRAELS
BERTHA REGINA WILKENS
Korte Groendal 32: ABRAHAM SPALTER
Lange Nobelstraat 10: WILHELMINA FRENK-LABZOWSKI
Maarstraat 15: BETJE FRENK
Sint Domusstraat 17: JACOB VAN DIJK
GISELLA VAN DIJK-HEUMAN
SUZANNE VAN DIJK
ISIDOR VAN DIJK
ROSA VAN DIJK
JOZEF VICTOR VAN DIJK
FRITS LEO VAN DIJK
Sint Domusstraat 19: ABRAHAM SAMUEL FRENK
Den Haag, 28 October 1874 – Auschwitz, 5 February 1943 - 68 years old - Butcher
Abraham Wilkens was a son of Isaac Wilkens and Lena Frenk. He married 24 August 1903 in Gulpen to Regina Gras, a daughter of Joel Gras and Sara Wollman. The couple had five children: two children were married to non-Jewish partners and have survived the war. The other children, who have been killed during the Holocaust were Selma, Izaak Abraham and Adolph Abraham.