End the shameful ban on Stolpersteine in Munich!

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End the shameful ban on Stolpersteine in Munich!

Diese Petition hat 102.117 Unterschriften erreicht

Terry Swartzberg hat diese Petition an City Council Munich gestartet.

The Stolpersteine are the largest project of commemoration that the world has ever seen. All told, there are 52,000 Stolpersteine in 1,200 cities in 18 countries.

Each Stolperstein ("stumbling block") commemorates one of the 11 million victims of the Holocaust. Each is placed in front of the buildings in which these people - Jews, Gays and Lesbians, victims of euthanasia and others - lived before being dragged off to the death camps.

The great exception is Munich, which banned the Stolpersteine in 2004 - despite the fact that the city was the birthplace and stronghold of the Nazi party.

Since 2004, a broad coalition of victims' family members and activist groups has been fighting to convince Munich's city council to end this shameful ban on Stolpersteine. This ban is coming up for a vote.

My name is Terry Swartzberg. I am an American Jew who has been living in Munich for more than 30 years. I am the head of the local initiative spearheading this fight. My plea: help us realize the heartfelt wish of the families of the victims of the Shoah: Stolpersteine for their murdered relatives in Munich.

Two of Munich's 4500 murdered Jews were Siegfried and Paula Jordan, who were killed on November 25, 1941 in Kaunas, Lithuania. In 1939, their son Peter managed to flee to the UK.

In 2004, Stolpersteine were laid for Siegfried and Paula Jordan in Munich - only to be ripped out of the ground by the city government.

"It was as if my parents had been murdered for the second time," said Peter, who is now 91 years old. Peter's great wish: to see the Stolpersteineput back in the sidewalk in front of his former home in Munich.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/groups/ stolpersteine.muenchen Or watch & share: https://youtu.be/7y57o7ifkiY

Petition geschlossen.

Diese Petition hat 102.117 Unterschriften erreicht