On Wednesday October 28, 2015 we were in Assen East, where stumbling stones were revealed in different places. An initiative of the Foundation Stumbling Stone Assen, which aims to make special tiles make for all the victims who were deported by Nazi terror in World War II from Assen to the concentration / labor camps and killed or shot. The victims were Jewish people, resistance fighters, homosexuals, religious persecuted as Jehovah's Witnesses and Roma and Sinti. The stones are placed in the sidewalk in front of or near the last inhabited house of the victim. On every stumbling stone, a cube with a dimension of 10 x 10 cm a yellow-colored brass plate is attached with the details of the victim such as name, year of birth, date of deportation, date of death, the concentration camp or fusilleerplaats.To commemorate each victim gets its own stone. This project does not stand alone. Meanwhile be established in various places in the Netherlands stumbling stones. In the north this include Groningen, Haren, Meppel and Zuidlaren. The stumbling stones are created by the Berlin artist Gunter Demnig which started this in Germany and which are called stumbling stones Stolpersteine.

Before we were walked to several locations in Assen-Oost to attend the unveiling stumbling stonesde onthulling van struikelstenen bijwoonden, we witnessed the unveiling of a plaque on the facade of the building of the former interior Licht en Kracht, current mental health care to the Denneweg 9 in Assen, where 9 and March 11, 1943 20 Jewish inhabitants were deported.

There was a great turnout ...