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Stumbling Stone dedicated to Janka Kollmann (Helsinki, Finland)

    Janka Kollmann (Janka Holcerová) (b. Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, 1910 – d. 1934, Auschwitz, Poland) was a medical student and one of eight Jews deported to Auschwitz from Finland. This stumbling stone represents the last place Kollmann lived in with her husband and year-old son before they were handed over to secret police of Nazi Germany. Janka was born in Hungary and she was a Czechoslovakian citizen. Janka studied medicine in Vienna for four years and met her husband Dr. Georg Kollmann there. When Austrian Republic became incorporated to Nazi Germany in 1938, Janka was forced to quit her studies due to racist reasoning. She fled to Finland with her husband. Their son Franz Olof Kollmann was born in Helsinki. Whole family was deported to Auschwitz through Estonia on 6 March 1942. Only Georg Kollmann survived.

    More information available here.

    Address: Munkkiniementie 18, Helsinki.