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Weʼre raising £3,000 to fund the installation of the first Stolperstein (stumble stone) in the UK, in memory of Ada Van Dantzig who was a victim of Nazi terror.

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*****We have reached our target to lay a Stolperstein for Ada. Please continue to donate to our fund so that we can help support the Wiener Library with a donation in Ada's name. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen!*****

Ada (Anna) van Dantzig was a Dutch paintings conservator. She worked with National Gallery Consultant Restorer, Helmut Ruhemann CBE, at his private studio in Golden Square, Soho, some time between 1934-39. At the outbreak of war in 1939 Ada left London to try to rejoin her family in the Netherlands. Her family were preparing to escape to Switzerland. Despite pleas from her friends and colleagues to stay in London Ada rejoined her family in Rotterdam. They left Rotterdam in early 1943. She was arrested in France along with her mother, father, sister Jenny and brother Paul. On 11th February 1943 she was deported from the transit camp Drancy to Auschwitz. She was murdered on the 14th of February 1943. Her parents were murdered on the same day. Her sister Jenny had been murdered on the 1st of February 1943. Her brother Paul was murdered on the 30th April, 1943. Her youngest brother, Hugo, was able to escape to Switzerland with his uncle, aunt and their two children.

The funds raised for this memorial will be used to pay Westminster Council who charge over £1k for the licence and supervision of the laying of the stone. Further funds are required to fund the travel and accommodation expenses of the artist Gunter Demnig who will supply and place the stone for Ada. Additional funds are required for a spare stone to be used if the original stone is damaged. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Wiener Holocaust Library.

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  • Morwenna Blewett1 month ago
    Morwenna Blewett

    Morwenna Blewett

    1 month ago

    Thanks to everyone for making this possible. This is an amazing response and we are now able to proceed with laying the stone for Ada in early summer this year. I will keep you posted on progress. Please continue to donate, if you'd like to. Now we can pay Westminster Council their extraordinary fee (!) we can complete the project. Any surplus funds will be going directly to the excellent Wiener Holocaust Library in Ada's name, so she can be remembered in two places in London, a place, for a short time, she was able to call home.

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  • Steven Spencer

    Steven Spencer

    Feb 6, 2020

    Thankyou

    £100.00

  • Mark Strong

    Mark Strong

    Feb 3, 2020

    I attended the installation of Stolpersteine for my great grandparents & great-uncle in Magdeburg about 10 years ago. I had no idea there were victims from the UK!

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2020

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2020

    Dutch resident contributing to the first Stolperstein in the UK in the morning after Brexit

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  • Alex and Joyce

    Alex and Joyce

    Jan 29, 2020

    First came across these in Rome. Good to see it happening here.

    £20.00

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Morwenna Blewett

Morwenna Blewett

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Research Fellow in the History of Conservation. Ashmolean Museum and Worcester College, University of Oxford.

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