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“EGELSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - The metal plaques, called Stolpersteine, or "stumble stones," are set into the ground at my father's ancestral home in this picturesque village south of Frankfurt.”
“Stolpersteine" means "stumbling block in Germany and Wiesbaden has been participating in this national art and commemoration project to recall and remember the victims of the Nazi-era in each community in Germany (as well as-so far-in Austria, the Netherlands, and Hungary.”
“For example, there were numerous showings of a famous documentary on the Stolpersteine Project.”
“However, in recent decades these memorial locations have seen a whole new culture of alternative memorials and commemorations, such as the Stolpersteine movement described above.”
“The artist's first Stolpersteine were placed in Cologne in the early 1990s by the artist, Gunter Demnig.”
“The first Stolpersteine were placed in Cologne in the early 1990s by the artist, Gunter Demnig.”
“STUMBLING STONES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN WIESBADENJust around the corner of my own flat in Wiesbaden, on Friederich Ring IN FRONT of housenumber 80 exist three such tiny square bronzed Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones).”
“He said “they are to warn against (forgetting) the cruelties committed by the Nazis against their fellow-citizens” (Stolpersteine).”
“Some knew what we up to, i.e. especially those who lived in buildings behind the Stolpersteine.”
“These stumbling stones, or “Stolpersteine,” are scattered throughout the sidewalks of Germany, immortalizing the Jewish people who were ripped from their homes during WWII.”
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