Stumbling Stones in Hamburg
The horror didn’t start in Auschwitz,
Treblinka or in other camps ...
... it started in our neighborhood,
in our house, outside our door.
Since 1995, Cologne based artist Gunter Demnig has been commemorating the victims of the German Nazi regime through his project "Stolpersteine” – Stumbling Stones. All over Germany, the artist has been laying small memorial stones in sidewalks and pavements outside those houses where the people lived or worked who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime. 2002 the first Stumbling Stone was laid in Hamburg and many followed ever since.