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We have some of these in Erlangen. the first time I saw then from a distance I wondered what they were. Then I read the first inscription and I realized. Each stone represents a victim of the Nazi regime and it is vital that we...More
This small cobblestones with a brass plate and inscription are a part of the worlds largest decentralized memorial. They are dedicated to the victims of Nazi regime and are not to be found only in Erlangen, but all over Europe. Their name literally translates as...More
The Stolpersteine are brass blocks with the names of former citizens of Erlangen, who have been send to concentration camps and killed by the Nazis. They are typically inserted in the pavement in front of the building where they have been living.
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During my visit in Berlin, I noticed Stolpersteine for the first time. Stolpersteine are translated as 'stumbling blocks', but what are they?
Stolpersteine is a project of German artist Gunter Demnig (1947). They are small bronze plated cobble-stone seized memorials of 10x10 cm (4x4 inch),...More
Using this to help with a paper I am writing and it was great to be able to get some local information to include in this paper. The way these families have been commemorated is really touching as it is a much more personal approach...More