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**************** Some of the AAUPW members at our 2014 Holiday Party ***************

October 12, 2013

What We Walk Past

Our October meeting will focus on the Stolpersteine - the stumble block. You might have seen one around town or several in other cities. It is a small brass square, just slightly raised from the ground so you know the terrain underneath your feet has shifted but not so much you fall over. On the square is someone's name, when they were born and when they died. Which will be in the 1940's because the stolpersteine is placed in front of the homes of people deported and killed by the Nazi regime. The Stolperseine Initiative website notes that while 16 countries have about 42,500 stolperseine, Munich has but a  few on private property. Munich banned the stolperseine in 2004. Our speaker will talk about his experiences as the chair of the Munich Stolperseine Committee on Wednesday, October 23rd in the early evening. Why is the stolperseine banned here and why is it so important that so many have been placed elsewhere in the world?

For more information about our meeting, or any of our other actives, please contact the club president at info@aaupw.de