A stumbling stone for Benjamin Pais

You may have seen them embedded in streets all over Groningen: brass plaques measuring 10 by 10 centimetres. These so-called Stolpersteine – German for stumbling stones – have on them the names of victims of the Second World War. Now, thirteen more will be added, bearing the names of murdered UG students and employees. On May 4, rector magnificus Cisca Wijmenga symbolically installed a plaque commemorating one of these victims, medical student Benjamin Pais, in front of his house in the Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat.

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