Munich Vetoes Sidewalk Holocaust Memorials

Citing Jewish community opposition, the city decided not to allow thousands of bronze plaques to be placed in front of victim's homes. Others believe the memorials better reflect the Nazi horror than an abstract sculpture.
June 19, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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A Cologne-based artist's bid to create a personalized memorial for every Nazi victim by placing a bronze "stumbling stone" in front of their last known address has been defeated by Munich's city council. The plaques, listing the victim's name, birth date, and place of death, have faced criticism from Jewish groups concerned about the thousands of people who would step on the names of the dead.

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Published on Friday, June 18, 2004 in Deutsche Welle
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