Amsterdam residents remove Holocaust plaque because it reminds them of Jewish tenant’s murder - Europe - Haaretz.com
City workers dislodged and relocated a postcard-sized memorial plaque from the entrance to the former home in Amsterdam of a Holocaust victim following complaints by residents.
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Stadsdeel wilde struikelsteen na klachten ’een beetje’ verplaatsen ▻https://t.co/hDyD2cR9ds pic.twitter.com/4TF16aX2vi
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The plaque – a brass cobblestone bearing the name of Joachim Elte that was embedded into the sidewalk of Nicolaas Maesstraat 3 in 2014 – was moved to a location “as far away as possible from the door” of the two residents, who have recently sued the city to have the plaque removed altogether, Sebastiaan Capel, the director of Amsterdam’s southern district told Het Parool daily on Friday.
The two residents, who were not named, recently filed with a preliminary relief judge a motion for an injunction ordering the memorial cobblestone’s removal because Capel had ignored their demands that it be removed from anywhere in front of their residence, the daily reported.