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Stolperstein für Ernst Collin
Meister der Einbandkunst (MDE) Rundbrief (2014)
  • Peter D Verheyen, Syracuse University

Article (in German) provides biographical details about the life of Ernst Collin, son and grandson of Prussian and German court bookbinders, who was one of the leading writers in the field of bookbinding and the history of the book in the period between the World Wars.

On April 1, 2014 two Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) were laid to memorialize Ernst Collin and his wife Else (nee Cronheim) in front of the entrance to their home at Cicerostr 61 in Berlin. Stolpersteine are “monuments created by Gunter Demnig that commemorate victims of the Holocaust. They are small, cobblestone-sized memorials for an individual victim of Nazism – both those who died and survivors – who were consigned by the Nazis to prisons, euthanasia facilities, sterilization clinics, concentration camps, and extermination camps, as well as those who responded to persecution by emigrating or committing suicide.” The “stones” record the name of the individual, their birthday, and their fate.

  • Ernst Collin,
  • history of the book,
  • Stolperstein
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Citation Information
Republished here with permission of MDE. Please cite as: Peter D. Verheyen. "Stolperstein für Ernst Collin" Meister der Einbandkunst (MDE) Rundbrief (2014.2): 34-35. Available at: