The Project

The »Stumbling Block Committee« (List of participants) – a non-partisan platform of over 360 people – with support from the city of Salzburg, brought the internationally acclaimed project STOLPERSTEINE (German for »stumbling blocks« or »memory stones«) by the German artist Gunter Demnig to Salzburg in 2007.

Fitting stumbling stones

The project is directed against forgetting. It wants the memory of the expulsion and extermination of Jews, Roma and Sinti, politically persecuted, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and victims of euthanasia under National Socialism to be kept alive. The commemoration of the fate of these people is marked by brass »paving stones« with key data in front of the last place of residence of their own choosing.

The project is financed through private initiative in the form of sponsorships which individuals undertake for STUMBLING BLOCKS.

Through the dedicated efforts of historians, individuals, representatives of cultural institutions and politicians from all parties it was possible to lay the first STUMBLING BLOCKS in seven places in the city of Salzburg in August 2007. There are currently 388 STUMBLING BLOCKS laid in the City of Salzburg.

The artist Gunter Demnig is convinced: »The more blocks that are laid and can be seen, the greater the interest-even though it can be painful-history may not become prey to oblivion«

The members of the committee thank the City of Salzburg for their support!

Statistics

To see details about the blocks laid, please click on a date.

2007-08-2212
2008-08-275
2008-08-2823
2009-06-2224
2009-06-234
2010-07-2116
2010-07-2210
2011-07-0616
2011-07-0718
2012-03-2224
2012-03-2315
2013-04-1820
2013-04-1918
2013-05-1311
2014-07-0220
2014-07-0310
2014-10-2411
2015-01-2711
2015-07-1320
2015-07-1421
2016-08-1817
2016-08-1912
2016-11-1414
2016-11-153
2017-09-2825
2017-09-298
List of stones not yet laid
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