Artist Günter Demnig publishes 6000th Stolperstein in Hamburg

Artist Günter Demnig publishes 6000th Stolperstein in Hamburg

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HAMBURG (AP) – Artist Günter Demnig on Monday

6000th stumbling block laid in Hamburg. It is said to commemorate Chung Ying and twelve other Chinese victims in the former Chinese Quarter in St. Pauli District.

“The city has 6000 stumbling blocks, a 6000-fold conflict with the past, for which we have to take responsibility,” said Hamburg’s Senator for Culture Karsten Brosda (SPD). Little is known about the history of the former Chinese quarter. “This story is a reminder to set together the terms and conditions of the framework that make it possible for us to live peacefully and freely with one another in diversity.”

Stolperstein in Hamburg is remembering those who were victims of National Socialism since 2002. Stones with small brass plates on which the names of the victims are written are placed on the street or sidewalk in front of their old houses.

“Without the godparents who gave the city of Hamburg the largest decentralized art monument, this success would not have been possible,” said Peter Hess, the initiator of Stolperstein in the Hanseatic city. Whoever wants to sponsor the memorial stone for 120 euros. The project, which was started in 1996, has for years been the world’s largest decentralized monument with over 75,000 stones in 1265 German municipalities and 24 European countries.

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