"A person is first forgotten when his name is forgotten" - Talmud.
Stolpersteine, Stumbling stones, are a memorial built one stone at a time. Small ‘memory’ blocks embedded in sidewalks in front of homes where the victims of Nazis last lived freely, simple memorials so their names will not be forgotten, documenting their lives with the barest of details.
The photo is of Stolpersteine in front of Hauptstrasse 121, Altstadt, Heidelberg.
It was the home of the Durlacher family, Hermann, Marta and their sons Walter and Ludwig.
Hermann and Marta were murdered in Auschwitz, their sons survived. They had been sent to England in 1939 by Kindertransport, a rescue mission for unaccompanied children under 17 which took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of WWII.
Click on photo to find out more about Stolpersteine.
Photographer Gerd W. Zinke via de.Wikipedia
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