Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, in association with Dublin City Council, recently unveiled six Stolpersteine (stumble stones) in memory of six Irish victims of the Holocaust outside St Catherine’s National School on Donore Avenue.
Created by artist Gunter Demnig in 1992, a Stolperstein is a brass-topped cobblestone embedded in the pavement outside a home or building of significance pertaining to a Holocaust victim. Each stone bears the name of one individual, giving brief details of what happened to them. There are now more than 70,000 such stones found across 1,200 cities, towns and villages in Europe.
The six Stolpersteine in Dublin recall the Irish victims of the Holocaust, Ettie Steinberg Gluck, her husband Wojteck and their baby son Leon as well as three other Irish-born Jews who also perished: Isaac Shishi, Ephraim Saks and his sister, Jeanne (Lena) Saks.
The unveiling ceremony on 1st June was attended by Gunter Demnig, who has overseen the inscription and placing of every Stolperstein since his first installation in Cologne in 1992.