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Stolpersteine 32 – 41 and the Alter Jüdischer Friedhof

Stolpersteine 38: In memory of Boris Schönhaus, Fanja Schönhaus (Sophienstrasse 32) in Berlin

All of the Stolpersteine I saw this week were found within a very small area, not far from Hackescher Markt.  I found some of them when I was checking the locations for some previously posted.  I have added photos of all of them to the gallery here.

Honoured by the stones I saw this week are: James Deutsch, Johanna Klum (Grosse Hamburger Strasse 31); Emanuel Fink, Regina Fink, Max Raesener, Meta Raesener, Asta Raesener, Max Sittner, Melanie Sittner, Charlotte Wolff, Wolf Segal (Grosse Hamburger Strasse 30), Eli Schneller, Rosa Schneller, Alice Rosenberg, Gertrud Rosenberg, Leo Aronsbach, Flora Aronsbach (Grosse Hamburger Strasse 29), Herbert Budzislawski (Nail Art Mitte – Grosse Hamburger Strasse), Jenny Cohn (Gipsstrasse 6), Jenny Hirsch, Friedrich Hirsch, Haimann Hirsch (Gipsstrasse 8/9), Boris Schönhaus, Fanja Schönhaus (Sophienstrasse 32), Samuel Noah, Frieda Noah, Walter Noah, Ruth Noah, Tana Noah (Chicken Döner – Rosenthaler Strasse 42), Ida Buntmann-Weinstein and Manja Buntmann-Weinstein (Corner of Rosenthaler Strasse and Neue Schönhauser Strasse), Joseph Niegho, Hanna Niegho, Elvira Niegho and Gisela Niegho (Neue Schönhauser Strasse 15).

My first post about Stolpersteine gives more background about these memorials to the victims of National Socialism created by artist Gunter Demnig.

The Grosse Hamburger Strasse, where a number of these Stolpersteine were seen is also the site of the Alter Jüdischer Friedhof (Old Jewish Cemetery).  The cemetery was in use between 1672 and 1827.  During the war the Nazis destroyed the cemetery and now there is just one stone where the grave of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn is thought to be.  A nearby old people’s home was used to hold prisoners prior to deportation to the concentration camps and a Will Lammert sculpture has been installed here as a memorial.

Sculpture by Will Lammert at the Alter Jüdischer Friedhof in Berlin

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