Stumbling Stones against forgetting
On the occasion of its 1100th anniversary, the city of Mödling had
invited former and displaced Jewish citizens in their old hometown in autumn 2003. At this time also emerged the idea of victims of National Socialism being persecuted and killed to provide a visible sign of remembrance.
With the “Stolpersteine” campaign by the German sculptor Gunter Demnig this idea was brought to life with a first laying campaign on August 14, 2006 in Mödling. The basis for realizing this project was made by a unanimous decision of the Mödling local council as well as through the support of private sponsors. In the years since 2006 to date (2023), 41 Stumbling Stones have been laid for murdered citizens of Mödling.
The idea of the Stumbling Stones comes from the German artist Gunter Demnig, who has laid around 70,000 stumbling blocks in many European countries since 1997.
About the Stolpersteine project: www.stolpersteine.eu
To the Mödlinger Stolpersteine: www.moedling.at/stolpersteine
"Stumbling Stones against forgetting"
Documentation of the “Stumbling Blocks” project for victims of Nazi rule, Mödling 2022 (pdf, 76 pages, german)