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STUMBLED IN KREUZBERG – STOLPERSTEIN FOR THE LITTLE BERL EISENSTÄDT

March 28th, 2013 shortly past 3.30 PM - Erkelenzdamm (former Elizabethufer and then Hoffmannufer) 9

March 28th, 2013 shortly past 3.30 PM – Erkelenzdamm (former Hoffmannufer) 9

I wish to say thank you to all those who came to witness today´s ceremony – the only funeral that the Jewish family from Hofmanndamm 9 in Kreuzberg: Kurt, Käte and their little son Berl Eisenstädt ever had.

I am also very grateful to all those who wanted to be there but could not join us.

If destroying someone´s name – smashing the tombstone, burning the books, erasing the records so that no trace of one´s existence is left  – if all this equals ultimate death then what happened today was a small resurrection.

They are back again:

Kurt Eisenstädt born in 1896, murdered in Auschwitz on March 1st, 1943

Käte Eisenstädt born in 1904 in today´s Czluchow in Pomerania, murdered in Auschwitz on March 2nd, 1943

and

Berl (Berlin) Eisenstädt born on February 6th, 1941 and murdered in Auschwitz on March 2nd, 1943 – three weeks after his 2nd birthday.

Remember their names.

3 comments on “STUMBLED IN KREUZBERG – STOLPERSTEIN FOR THE LITTLE BERL EISENSTÄDT

  1. berlioz1935
    March 29, 2013

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there. The Nazis were misanthropes of the highest order.

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