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The German Stolpersteine

Date/Time
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Venue
Center for Jewish History (map)
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Admissions
LBI/CJH/Partner Members, Students, Seniors: $5
General: $10
Cosponsors
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In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history and current practice of laying Stolpersteine (literally “stumbling stone”) memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working with those who wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will highlight the stories of some of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidate the steps he took to track down living descendants, and discuss the reactions of those in the communities where these stones have been placed. An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

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