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Stolpersteine

In various cities in Germany, you will sometimes see little square brass plates, known as Stolpersteine. The word literally means “stumbling blocks” but they are memorials to Jewish people who lived in the houses nearby and were murdered by the Nazis during the second world war. 114 more words

Stolpersteine in Nördlingen

Während sie in Augsburg und München noch immer hartherzig und engstirnig verhindert werden, verblassen andernorts manche Stolpersteine bereits schon wieder ganz großzügig. Beispiele dafür fielen gestern im Rieser Nördlingen auf: 41 more words

Augsburg

Stolpersteine in Munich

Stolpersteine are a privately funded art project and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. They are golden cobblestones inscribed with individuals’ names and birth and death details, placed at the last location the person chose to live. 350 more words

Life

Guest Post: Our Roots trip to Germany - How the Stolpersteine project was born

This is a guest post by Heinz-Otto Haag, who together with his wife Heidi was our host in the town of Michelstadt during our recent roots trip to Germany. 1,365 more words

Family

Bearing Witness 2

Were I to have been born a girl, my name would have been Jenny. If my mother had her way, I would have been called André. 1,719 more words

Essays

Il n'y a pas de mots


Il n’y a pas de mots, mais il ne peut pas y avoir d’oubli…
Sur un trottoir devant une maison à Bruxelles, trois pavés qui glacent les sangs.

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Stumbling stones into the past

During my first visit to Freiburg, Germany, one of the things that most impressed me was the meticulously cobbled streets. So precisely cut are the stones that you can walk on them for hours without tiring — and the mosaics are as much of a feast for the eyes as the shop windows above them. 406 more words

Psychology