Also in Salzburg, there are more than enough reasons to initiate the »STUMBLING BLOCKS« project. The idea of remembering the expulsion and extermination that Gunter Demnig pursues, has a particular impetus for this form of commemoration in a city in which the only book-burning in Austria took place and which now, as in the past, still has a hard time dealing with the dark sides of its history.
In addition to existing memorials, STUMBLING BLOCKS are small and individual signs of remembrance, which can be initiated in a very personal form.
The stumbling blocks are to be laid in memory of the expulsion and extermination of Jews, Roma and Sinti, politically persecuted, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and victims of euthanasia in Nazi Germany.
In more than 1,000 German and European communities there are already about 70,000 blocks laid. In Austria in Moedling, Braunau, Wels and St. Georgen near Salzburg memorial blocks have already been set. In addition, there are STUMBLING BLOCKS in 23 european countries.
The committee is intended as a form of non-partisan initiative. We intend to implement the action in Salzburg, without it being influenced in any partisan direction. Representatives from the fields of science, politics, culture, management and individuals are involved, because they believe that this is a meaningful and important project for Salzburg.
Your willingness to support can be registered under firstname.lastname@example.org. You are then in the »STUMBLING BLOCKS Mailing-List« and will be regularly kept informed by email and can communicate with other members of the committee. Every person who reciprocates with the objectives of the committee can become a member.
Of course – for instance, as a sponsor for a stumbling block (cost: € 120,00 including setting).
A list already exists. It is continuously revised and supplemented at the moment.
Specifically, with a donation of € 120 – to the trustee-managed account of the Committee, made out to: »Project STUMBLING BLOCKS«, at the Notary Trustee Bank Ltd.: IBAN: AT853150080605052808, BIC: NTBAATWW. The STUMBLING BLOCKS are a gift from the sponsor to the City of Salzburg and become the property of the City of Salzburg after being set.
That is theoretically possible and wished-for.
If this is explicitly asked for, otherwise not.
Yes, with an (anonymous) donation of € 120 – to the trustee-managed account of the Committee, made out to: »Project STUMBLING BLOCKS«, Notartreuhandbank AG: IBAN: AT853150080605052808, BIC: NTBAATWW. www.notartreuhandbank.at
Membership of the STUMBLING BLOCKS committee is not linked to being or becoming a sponsor – but, of course, we hope that in the practical implementation of the project we can also count on your financial assistance.
In the category »Places & Biographies« one may see, next to the short biographies, the current installation sites. A list containing the names of other victims of the Nazi regime in the City of Salzburg can be gladly sent upon request.
Through membership in the STUMBLING BLOCKS committee
The work is done voluntarily by members of the committee, information material and other expenses are currently covered by donations.
At the moment the Dachverband Salzburger Kulturstaetten. To find out more details visit: www.kultur.or.at/mission (currently only in German)
Mag. Thomas Randisek, managing director of the Dachverband Salzburger Kulturstaetten.