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As part of a public art project, German painter Gunter Demnig installed his first Stolperstein (literally “stumbling block”) in 1995 in Cologne, Germany. Over the past 20 years, the small, cobblestone-shaped memorials have grown into what’s been called the largest decentralized memorial in the world, honoring the victims of the Nazi regime, both survivors and those who perished. 70 more words
Berlin is a lovely city; one of the best in Europe.
One of the most interesting things you can see when walking around are the ‘Stolpersteine’, otherwise known as stumbling blocks. 133 more words
My wife noticed them first.
“Did you see these?” she called from ten paces behind.
I hadn’t. Busy gawking at the church spires of Freiburg, Germany, and distracted by trams, speeding cars, and meandering crowds, my attention was focused on what lay ahead rather than on what was beneath my feet. 624 more words