Mary noticed these three small plaques in front of our rather nondescript apartment building. She realized that they are markers inscribed with the names of a Jewish family that lived in the first floor apartment of this building before being deported to Auschwitz in 1943. Hugo Haarzopf, his wife Paula, and their 10 year old daughter Eva. Under all three names it says, “ERMORDET” (murdered).
While Paula and Eva were “gassed immediately,” there’s more to the story regarding Hugo, as he was one of 86 specifically killed in the name of “science.”
Also, read more about this marker project, known as Stolperstein— the German word for “stumbling block.”