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Kimberly Gladman offered a poignant d'var discussing her research and support of the Stolpersteine project and her efforts to memorialize members of her family. This info is provided to assist others in their efforts

Stolpersteine: How to Memorialize Individual Victims of the Shoah

2018-03-03
Kimberly Gladman

The Stolpersteine Initiative (http://www.stolpersteine.eu) makes it possible to place memorial stones at the last known place of residence for German Jews (and those from some, but not all, other European countries) who were killed in the Holocaust. Placing a stone costs 120 Euro and requires documentation of the person’s fate. The Stolperstein Initiative is run by volunteers who can assist somewhat with research, but request that sponsors investigate as much as they can on their own beforehand. The following are online resources that can help.

Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names at Yad Vashem: http://yvng.yadvashem.org

Memorial Book for Victims of the Persecution of Jews under the National Socialist Tyranny in Germany 1933-1945: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html

Note: there is another version of this Memorial Book available in hard copy only which is more comprehensive, and which representatives of the Stolpersteine Initiative will access for you.

1931 Jewish Address Book for Berlin: https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/image/1931001_1931/1/

Stolpersteine - Beginning

Stolpersteine - Midway

Stolpersteine - Final