Eavesdropping Berlin

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The Berlin Stolpersteine

Stolpersteine (or “stumbling blocks”) are the the brass cobblestones you find in front of buildings all over Berlin. They are the work of artist Gunter Demnig, who first developed the idea for the project in 1993. More details can be found at www.stolpersteine.com.

The featured photo is care of http://www.andberlin.wordpress.com

These Stolpersteine are each inscribed with the names and fate of the people who had lived in these buildings before the Nazi’s took power in Germany. They are an eery reminder of this city’s utterly dreadful past. But also a memorial to these people embedded into the streets of Berlin.

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