The Stolpersteine Project 2020

Jewish museum Trondheim has the responsibility for the maintenance of the Stoplersteine in Central and Northern Norway. Five stones were replaced on the 3rd of September, and additionally two stones were put back after construction work on the addresses. The picture is taken during the placement of David Wolfsohn’s new stone.

The stones belong to David Wolfsohn, Moritz Nevezetsky Abrahamsen, Herman Schidorsky, Jenny Charlotte Schidorsky, Josef Grabowski, Liesbeth Grabowski and Phillip Philipsohn.

David Wolfsohn’s stone has been gone for awhile, and it is a pleasure to see that it is placed back at the historical address Nedre Bakklandet 91, which is today Innherredsveien 1c. Davis was shot and killed in the Falstad Forest 7th of March 1942. In total they were five men that were executed after being accused for spreading illegal news.

In Klostergata 68a have the stone of Moritz Abrahamsen returned after construction work in the area. Moritz was also killed in the Falstad Forest at the age of 61 years. He was among the men over 15 years that were sent to prison at Falstad in October 1942. The hard work wore the elderly men out and Moritz and two other Jewish men got a day of by the commandant at the camp. However, that day Gerard Flesch came to the camp on an unannounced visit, and he got furious when he saw that the Jewish men were resting. Instead of being sent to a hospital the tree men were sent the forest and shot.

One of men that were shot at the same time as Moritz was Herman Schidorsky. Herman lived with his wife Jenny Schidorsky at Innherredsveien 9. Jenny was places together with most of the Jewish women and children under house arrest in three apartments in Trondheim when the men were sent to Falstad. She was deported with the ship Gotenland and arrived at Auschwitz 3rd of March 1943. Since she was an elderly lady, she was sent straight to the gas chambers.

The neighbors of Herman and Jenny were also sent to Auschwitz together with Jenny and many others from Central and Northern Norway. Josef and Liesbeth Grabowski came from Germany to Norway in 193. Josef had been arrested in 1938, but was released if he moved from the country. He could move to Norway, but only if he would not be a burden for the state. Therefore the Jewish community in Trondheim hired him as their cantor and teacher. At the arrival Liesbeth was sent straight to the gas chambers together with all the women, children, elderly and the sick. Those who were able to work were sent to the camp. Josef was one of these men, however he died shortly after due to exhaustion.

The last stone belongs to Phillip Philipsohn, and is found at Vilhelm Storms gate 3 where his family lived. He came to Norway with his parents when he was two years old. He grew up in Trondheim, but moved to Northern Norway when he grew up. He lived in Berlevåg when the war broke out. He was arrested in the fall of 1942 and was deported with the ship Donau, which shipped 532 Jewish people to the continent the 26thof November 1942. He was put to work in the camp, and most likely died in January 1943. A few weeks later many of his family members also arrived at Auschwitz, who suffered the same fate.

These seven people are among the 125 people from Central and Northern Norway that were killed in Holocaust. The stolpersteine stands as reminders of these victims so that we will remember the ones we lost and that it happened in our streets.

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