All across Berlin (and other german and non-german cities) Stolpersteine / ‘Stumbling Blocks’ commemorate victims of the Nazi regime. The mini-monuments were/are created by artist Gunter Demnig. Each block stands for one person that was either evicted, or fled from that particular house the ‘stone’ is placed at.
Not all people that are commemorated were consigned by the Nazis to prisons, euthanasia facilities, sterilization clinics, concentration camps, and extermination camps – some left Germany in time – some committed suicide.
Find out more about the Berlin Stolpersteine / Stumbling Blocks:
- Official Stolpersteine-Homepage of artist Gunter Demnig: www.stolpersteine.eu/en/
- Map listing over 6000 Berlin Stolpersteine:stolpersteine-berlin.de/en/finding-stolpersteine
- Stolpersteine at Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolperstein
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