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Stolpersteine in Groningen - Encountering Traces of the Holocaust

On my recent visit to Groningen in the Netherlands, I witnessed for the first time the Stolpersteine: ‘stumble stones’.

Stolpersteine constitute an international art project by Gunter Demnig, aiming to memorialise the victims of the Nazis across Europe at the places where they last lived or worked before being taken away to concentration camps or extermination camps, committed suicide or emmigrated. 474 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

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Fotos de Stolpersteine tomadas en Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Mitte y Pankow.

Foto di pietre d’inciampo scattate tra Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Mitte e Pankow. 229 more words


On Holocaust Memorial Day, 2018: The Power of Words

I am often reminded of the midrash that says that all Jewish souls (neshamot) were present at Sinai. I remember it every Friday as my partner and I light candles for Shabbat: the words of the blessings over candles, wine and bread linking us not just to Jews all over the world but also through time. 2,050 more words

The Holocaust: Representations And Meanings

The Personal Responsibility of Immersive Memorials

Three years ago, I wrote about immersive memorials – the idea of places where objects and points of memory are dispersed through spaces, rather than being localized in one place. 298 more words


These stones are made for walking

Various cobblestones in Germany, from Schwetzingen, Weinheim, Mainz, and the last one from Durham, UK.

And these are special pavement stones, so called “Stolpersteine” (stumbling stones) commemorating men and women who have been deported to concentration camps during the persecution of Nazi Germany.  29 more words

Memory Tour of Berlin

I want to take you on a virtual tour of Berlin, where, more than any other city in Germany, or indeed in the German-speaking lands, it’s possible to see history and memory written into the very fabric of the buildings and in the way that buildings have changed their use over the centuries. 66 more words