Extra security deployed during the laying of stumbling stones in Bussum and Naarden

According to the Struikelstenen Gooise Meren Foundation, the security measures are necessary due to growing antisemitism and the war between Israel and Hamas.

Stumbling stones were already laid in Naarden and Bussum in October 2023, during which time safety measures were also implemented.

A “stumbling stone” consists of a stone embedded in the sidewalk, topped with a slender brass plate. It serves as a poignant memorial to individuals who were deported and murdered by the Nazis while residing in that particular house during the Second World War.

Engraved on the plate are the person’s name, date of birth, as well as the dates of deportation and death.


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