Invitation to stumble

On Thursday, November 14.

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 another 9 stumbling blocks will be laid in Krefeld at 6 locations. Each stone will be accompanied by a short presentation in the form of a reading, a lecture or an artistic realization. The details are listed in each case.

At 08:45 a.m. the first transfer takes place at Geldernsche Strasse 147. It commemorates Josefa Flock, who was murdered in Hadamar in 1943. The stone was donated by the Freie Waldorfschule Krefeld. The school will also accompany the laying of the stone in terms of content.

The second installation site is the house Südwall 11 for the Gründberg/Barsdorf family, who were victims of the Shoa. The stones were donated by members of the family who came from the USA to be present at the laying. The laying of the stones will be accompanied by pupils of the Albert-Schweitzer-School. The third place is Stephanstraße 62, where Johannes Böckling, who was arrested as a resistance fighter for "high treason" in 1937 and died in custody in 1943, will be remembered.

The stone was donated by family members who will be present at the laying of the stone. The laying of the stone will be accompanied by students of the Maria-Sibylla-Merian Gymnasium.

The fourth place is the house Dreikönigenstraße 29 The stone laid here reminds of Carl Becker, who was persecuted and imprisoned as a homosexual on the basis of §175. The stone was donated within the Roze Jaar. The laying of the stone is accompanied by pupils of the Gymnasium Fabritianum. The detailed biography was written by Jürgen Wenke and is available at stolpersteine-homosexuelle.de.

The fifth place at 128 Philadelphiastrasse reminds of Jakob Lücker. The convinced communist fell in 1937 as a member of the International Brigades in the fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. The stone was donated by a committed Krefeld citizen. The laying of the stone is accompanied by members of the Alliance for Tolerance and Democracy Krefeld.

The sixth and last stone at Schützenstraße 17 in Krefeld Uerdingen commemorates August Kaiser, who also became a victim of persecution and forced castration according to §175. He was murdered in 1944. The stone is being laid as part of the Roze Jaar. The laying of the stone is accompanied by pupils of the Gymnasium Fabritianum.
The detailed biography was written by Jürgen Wenke and is available at stolpersteinehomosexuelle.de.

There are probably 20 to 30 minutes between the respective installation points, but this time can vary depending on the route. We cordially invite you to each of the installation sites.

The research on all nine stones was significantly supported by the work of historian Burkhard Ostrowski, employee of the NS-Dokumentationsstelle Krefeld. Sandra Franz, head of the institute, and Sibylle Kühne-Franken, honorary main coordinator of the Stolperstein project in 'Krefeld, cordially invite you to the laying of the stones.