Stumbling Over The Past

Strange, beautiful, sad, admirable. Across Berlin and other European cities, 40,000 small brass plates embedded in front of buildings remember residents who died in the Holocaust. These are called Stolpersteine — “stumbling stones”. You might think this a government project, but it is a private initiative run by an artist, Gunter Demnig, who was born in Berlin and now lives in Cologne. You choose the subject; he makes the stone (3,182 words)

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