"A person is only forgotten when their name is forgotten" - The German Stolpersteine

In this talk, on July 24, 2019, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, introduced 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 highlighted the stories of some of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidated the steps he took to track down living descendants, and discussed the reactions of those in the communities where these stones have been placed.

Presented by: Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute & Leo Baeck Institute

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