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Denmark joins 20 countries in remembrance

The majority of Stumbling Stones honor victims of the Holocaust  but many have been placed for Sinti and Romani people, gay, the physically or mentally disabled, members of the anti-Nazi opposition and many more.

 

The name of the Stumbling Stones refers to an anti-Semitic saying, namely in Nazi Germany, when accidentally stumbling over a protruding stone one might have said: "A Jew must be buried here", but in a figurative sense, it might mean a "potential problem". On the other hand, the memorials intend to provoke thoughts about a serious issue by connecting the pedestrian with the location and the victim on a personal level.

 

Denmark joins 20 countries in remembrance with Stumbling Stones although most of the 7800 Danish Jews were saved by the resistance movement and the local citizens during the Holocaust, with one of the lowest number of Jewish casualties in Europe. 

 

Link: The Jerusalem Post - NEW HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL INSTALLED IN COPENHAGEN (June 18, 2019)