On November 5, 2021, Gunter Demnig will be returning to Görlitz to install twelve stolpersteine in Görlitz and for the very first time three stolpersteine in Zgorzelec.
The artist Gunter Demnig remembers the victims of National Socialism by installing commemorative brass plaques in the pavement in front of their last address of choice.
There are now STOLPERSTEINE (lit. “stumbling stones or blocks”) in at least 1200 places in Germany, as well as in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Gunter Demnig cites the Talmud saying that “a person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten”. The Stolpersteine in front of the buildings bring back to memory the people who once lived here. Almost every “stone” begins with HERE LIVED… One “stone”. One name. One person.
The Totschek Family
12:30 – 13.30 Steinstrasse, Görlitz
The Slotowski Family
13:30-14:00 Nonnenstrasse, Görlitz
The Hannes Family
15:45-16:15 Kunnerwitzer Straße
The Goldberg Family
17:30-18:30 Kościuszki Street
“A person is only forgotten when his/her name is forgotten…”The Talmud