I saw some more Stolpersteine in Berlin today whilst walking around Kreuzberg, mainly looking for street art. My first discovery was a bit of a shock. Outside a Chicken Stall on the corner of Skalitzer Strasse and Oranienstrasse I first saw this memorial to Friedrich Schulmeister.
My first post about Stolpersteine gives more background about these memorials to the victims of National Socialism created by artist Gunter Demnig.
As I moved closer I noticed off to one side a row of eleven brass cobbles. My first thought was that I wished I had some Brasso and a cloth to polish the stones so that they would stand out more. I wonder how many people have walked passed this particular site because they are so tarnished.
I think it would be good to see these cobbles for Bertha Goldscmidt, Charlotte Birnbaum, Doris Birnbraum, Adolf Kraft, Martha Sorauer, Selma Goldschmidt, Channe Schumacher, Clara Levy, Albert Sorauer, Max Jaspis and Siegfried Levy along with that of Friedrich Schulmeister making their presence felt a little more. I would like to go along and polish them myself but I’m worried that someone else likes that in their present state they are not so well seen but not forgotten.
Having had a quick look at Street View, it would seem that there has been some alteration to this corner over the last couple of years, so I don’t know if the cobbles here are placed as they are to be on the pavement, having been moved from other locations.
Later, I saw a further two stones, memorials to Dr Georg Cohn and Frida Kohn, outside 34 and 35 Oranienstrasse.
More detailed photos of the eleven Stolpersteine, along with the others I have seen are in a gallery here.