Zierikzee - 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 town of Zierikzee

Breedstraat 10: ABRAHAM WILKENS

                             SELMA WILKENS

                             ADOLPH ABRAHAM WILKENS

Havenpark 5: LAURA LABZOWSKI-HEUMAN

                         BETSY LABZOWSKI

                         ROSA LABZOWSKI

Hofferstraat 38: IZAAK ABRAHAM WILKENS

                             ESTELLE LINA WILKENS-ISRAELS

                             BERTHA REGINA WILKENS

Korte Groendal 32: ABRAHAM SPALTER

                                   DELPHINE SPALTER-DREIJFUSS

                                   ROGER 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


Breedstraat 10

hier woonde

ABRAHAM WILKENS

geb. 1874

vermoord 5.2.1943

Auschwitz

Breedstraat 10

here lived

ABRAHAM WILKENS

born 1874

murdered 5.2.1943

Auschwitz

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.

 

Breedstraat 10

hier woonde

SELMA WILKENS

geb. 1904

vermoord 2.7.1943

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