Person    | Male  Born 1947 

Gunter Demnig

Categories: Art

Countries: Germany

Born Berlin. From Stolpersteine:

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.

Stolpersteines were conceived as a one-off art-memory installation. Gunter Demnig's foundation Stiftung - Spuren Gunter Demnig has been running and organizing the Stolpersteine project since January 2015.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Gunter Demnig

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Ada Van Dantzig - stolpersteine

The Covid pandemic delayed the installation by almost 2 years. See Demnig's ...

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