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Stolpersteine Olomouc

In 1993/94, the German artist Gunter Demnig came up with the idea of ​​honoring the victims of the Holocaust by placing a memorial stone in front of the house where a person murdered by the Nazis lived for the last time before being deported to a concentration camp. In 1995, he placed the first stones in the streets of Cologne, then in Berlin and other German cities. By 2012, over 30,000 stones had been laid in hundreds of European cities.

Stolpersteine, 10 x 10 x 10 cm concrete blocks with an inscription on the top brass plate, encourage passers-by to stop and bow to the victim’s name stamped on the block.

There are over 330 stones in Olomouc.