“Stolperstein” in Memory of Chief Rabbi of Zagreb Re-installed

The Stolperstein (stumbling block) in memory of Miroslav Šalom Freiberger, the Zagreb chief rabbi who was killed in Auschwitz, was reinstalled in Zagreb’s Amruševa Street, after it had been destroyed the previous month.

Chief Rabbi Freiberger managed to save many members of the community, but was killed at the entrance of Auschwitz when he protested against the inhumane procedures inflicted on the members of his community.

The first Stolperstein commemorating the victims of the Ustasha and Nazi regimes in Croatia was installed on 1 October 2020 in Zagreb’s 29 Gunduliceva Street, in memory of Jewish child theatre prodigy Lea Deutsch, who lived at that address, one of a total of 20 Stolpersteine installed in Zagreb last year.

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