Category Archives: Stolpersteine

Stolpersteine 204: Remembering The Eisenstädt Family – Gunter Demnig at work

Stolpersteine Berlin 204: In memory of Kurt Eisenstädt, Käte Eisenstädt and Berl Eisenstädt (Erkelenzdamm 9)

On 28 March I ticked a very important item off my to do list when I saw Gunter Demnig at work laying Stolpersteine in Berlin.  Three Stolpersteine were placed outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Kreuzberg in memory of Kurt Eisenstädt, Käte Eisenstädt and Berl Eisenstädt.

I got to witness these Stolpersteine being laid because one of the stones, the one for Berl Eisenstädt, was sponsored by NotMs Parker of the wonderful Kreuzberg’d blog.

It was clear to the small group gathered at Erkelenzdamm 9 just how much the laying of these memorials to the Eisenstädt family meant to NotMs Parker.

Gunter Demnig holding a Stolperstein outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

She told us that she had come across Berl Eisenstädt’s name in a list of Jews transported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered shortly after his second birthday.  The proximity of his age to that of her own sons at the time had touched her deeply.  Knowing of Gunter Demnig’s Stolpersteine initiative she was determined that others should know the fate of this little boy.

As explained on Kreuzberg’d in the post Stolperstein For The Little Berlin Eisenstädt, what she was not aware of at the time was that Berl’s parents’ fate had been discovered by two other people, who had also requested Stolpersteine.

Gunter Demnig digging a hole to lay Stolpersteine in memory of the Eisenstädt family outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

Gunter Demnig enlarging a hole to lay Stolpersteine in memory of the Eisenstädt family outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

Gunter Demnig laying Stolpersteine in memory of the Eisenstädt family outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

Gunter Demnig sweeps a newly laid group of Stolpersteine in memory of the Eisenstädt family outside Erkelenzdamm 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

You can see more about the Stolpersteine at Erkelenzdamm 9 on Kreuzberg’d.

If you’re wondering what Stolpersteine are and would like to know more about the project check out my first Stolpersteine post.

Stolpersteine 198 – 203

Stolpersteine Berlin 203e: In memory of Berthold Goldschmidt (Reichenberger Strasse 181)

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery with photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the last week (with the exception of one very special group of stones that I will post about soon).

These Stolpersteine were dedicated to: Heinrich Thieslauk (Warschauer Strasse 60); Robert Becker, Jenny Becker, Erna Becker and Erich Becker (Warschauer Strasse 61); Hans Litten and Martha Litten (Grünberger Strasse 43-45); Wilhelm Selke (Ritterstrasse 109); Willi Otto Büttner (Reichenberger Strasse 184); Morduch Raichlin, Erich Lustig, Frida Raichlin, Ida Lustig, Arthur Itzig, Gertrud Itzig, Amalie Itzig, Gerd Itzig, Cäcilie Lazarus, Tana Stern and Berthold Goldschmidt (Reichenberger Strasse 181).

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

Stolpersteine 195 – 197

Stolpersteine Berlin 195: In memory of Cacilie Nadel (Admiralstrasse 23)

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen in Berlin in the last couple of weeks.

The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Cacilie Nadel (Admiralstrasse 23); Elsbeth Piltz (Kottbusser Damm 5); Arthur Rosenow, Jenny Bukofzer and Isidor Bukofzer (Graefestrasse 3).

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

Stolpersteine 194

Stolpersteine Berlin 194: In memory of Eliser Ehrenreich and Martha Gerson (Mommsenstrasse 69)

I have added photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the past week to my Stolpersteine Gallery.

The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Eliser Ehrenreich and Martha Gerson (Mommsenstrasse 69)

You can find out more about artist Gunter Demnig his Stolpersteine project, that recognises the individuals who suffered at the hands of National Socialism, in my first post about Stolpersteine.

Stolpersteine 192 – 193

Stolpersteine Berlin 193: In memory of Klara Jacob (Silbersteinstrasse 97)

I have added photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the past week to my Stolpersteine Gallery.

The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Felix Mechelsohn (Adalbertstrasse 95A); Klara Jacob (Silbersteinstrasse 97).

If you’d like to know more about this very worthy project by artist Gunter Demnig that recognises the individuals who suffered at the hands of National Socialism you should read my first post about Stolpersteine.

Stolpersteine 191

Stolpersteine Berlin 191: In memory of Luise Kautsky (Windscheidstrasse 31)

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include a photo of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin over the last week.

The Stolperstein I saw was laid in memory of Luise Kautsky (Windscheidstrasse 31).

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

Stolpersteine 189 – 190

Stolpersteine Berlin 189 (7): In memory of Alice Schlesinger and Hedi Leonie Schlesinger (Schlüterstrasse 54)

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin in the past week.

The Stolpersteine I saw were dedicated to: Rosa Phiebig, Charlotte Heilborn, Erwin Nellhaus, Marie Lion, Else Moser, Emilie Kass, Ida Elsbach, Selma Grünthal, Salomo Goldstein, Paul Rathe, Otto Rathe, Gertrud Friedlaender, Wilhelm Abramczyk, Gertrud Abramczyck, Gertrud Katzenstein, Alice Schlesinger, Hedi Leonie Schlesinger, Ida Wollheim, Julie Sahlmann (Schlüterstrasse 54); Adolf Cohn and Gertrud Stern (Schlüterstrasse 53).

I explained the background to these memorials to the victims of National Socialism and the project created by artist Gunter Demnig in my first post about Stolpersteine.

Stolpersteine 187 – 188

Stolpersteine Berlin 187 (1): In memory of Richard Wilde and Wolfgang Wilde (Wielandstrasse 30)

I have updated my Stolpersteine Gallery to include photos of the Stolpersteine I saw in Berlin in the last week.

The Stolpersteine I saw were dedicated to: Richard Wilde, Wolfgang Wilde, Martha Kiwi, Regina Warszawski, Fanny Elkan, Josef Gross, Margarete Gross, Rudolf Kirchheim (Wielandstrasse 30); Wolf M Ehrenreich, Ernst W Ehrenreich, Rosa Hirschweh, Curt Hirschweh and Gertrud Müller (Wielandstrasse 31).

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

Stolpersteine 184 – 186

Stolpersteine Berlin 185 (Mommsenstrasse 55): In memory of Martha Konicki

I have added the photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen in Berlin over the past week to the photo gallery here.

The Stolpersteine I saw were memorials to: Hedwig Salomon, Arthur Silbermann, Jenny Themal, Abraham Jüttner, Else Jüttner, Sieobert Jüttner, Bela and Ingeborg Jüttner (Mommsenstrasse 45); Martha Konicki (Mommsenstrasse 55); Gertrud Gumpert and Dr Fritz Gumpert (Mommsenstrasse 56).

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

Stolpersteine 180 – 183

Stolpersteine Berlin 181: In memory of Max Sellheim (Corner of Naunynstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse)

I have added the photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen in Berlin over the past week to the photo gallery here.

The Stolpersteine were dedicated to: Margareta Pohlmann (Schwedter Strasse 33); Max Sellheim (Corner of Naunynstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse); Nissim Behar, Alegrina Behar, Lea Behar and Jeanne Behar (Kantstrasse 154A); Anna Goldstrom, Clara Arnheim, Ella Rosenbaum and Ernst Lippmann (Uhlandstrasse 181 – 183).

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