University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Stolpersteine: "Stumbling Blocks" by Gunter Demnig

" A person is only forgotten when his name is forgotten.” -Gunter Demnig

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Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks) is a project by the artist Gunter Demnig, created to remember the victims of National Socialism. Demnig places small brass memorials in front of the last residence of the victims. The plagues are meant to be stumbled upon or found and remind those who find them of the people who were deported and murdered by the Nazis. Stones have been laid in 610 places in Germany as well as in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, the CzechRepublic, Norway and the Ukraine.

For more information vist the Stolpersteine website.

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Photos: 2012 Jodi Elowitz. Page updated 2012.