List of stumbling blocks in Cologne's Dünnwald district
The list of stumbling blocks is based on the data and research of the NS Documentation Center of the City of Cologne , partially supplemented by information and comments from Wikipedia articles and external sources. The aim of the art project is to document biographical details of the people who had their (last) voluntarily chosen residence in Cologne in order to preserve their memory.
- Note: In many cases, however, it is no longer possible to comprehend a complete description of their life and their path of suffering. In particular, the circumstances of her death can often no longer be researched. Official death notices from ghettos, detention centers, hospitals and concentration camps can often contain information that conceals the true circumstances of death, but are also documented taking this fact into account.
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Peter Baum ( born in 1883)
|At the Fulling Mill 70
|The stumbling stone is reminiscent of Peter Baum , born on May 16, 1883 in Cologne.
Peter Baum was a Cologne city councilor for the SPD. In the election for the Cologne city council on March 12, 1933, Baum was elected city councilor for the SPD. Immediately after the first meeting on March 30, 1933, Baum was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned for several weeks. During the Nazi dictatorship, he was arrested three more times in the following years and held for several weeks. In August 1944, after the assassination attempt on July 20, 1944 , Hitler was arrested again as part of the " Operation Grid ". Initially imprisoned in the Deutz exhibition center , he was sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp in September 1944 . There he was killed with a rifle butt on December 12, 1944.
Theodor Esser ( born in 1884)
|Dünnwalder Mauspfad 395
|The stumbling block is reminiscent of Theodor Esser , born on August 8, 1884.
The electrician Theodor Esser was arrested several times for his political activities, imprisoned in the Siegburg prison and, after being charged with " high treason ", deported to the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1944 . Here he had the prisoner number 25626. He died in Flossenbürg on March 31, 1945.
- NS Documentation Center - Stumbling Blocks | Memorials for the victims of National Socialism (district list Dünnwald)
- Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial: Book of the Dead of March 31, 1945. Accessed on May 19, 2018 (American English).