(Germany) Munich City Council Upholds Ban on Stolpersteine #general

Jan Meisels Allen

Munich's City Council has upheld its ban on Stolpersteine >from being placed
outside Holocaust victims homes. The Council first rejected this in 2004.
The decline to change their policy was due to opponents-including some
Jewish leaders-- on the grounds that they allow victim's names to be
trampled on again. Jewish concentration camp survivors and victims' families
said they will start legal proceedings against the Stolpersteine ban.
Stolpersteine are brass plaques embedded in the pavement of former homes of
Holocaust victims. About 54,000 have been laid in 1,200 different towns and
cities in Europe including 500 German cities.

Instead, on July 29th the Munich City Council approved permission for
plaques on building facades, if the building owners give approval and atop
posts on public grounds. A central memorial listing all the victims' names
is planned.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/o37ddcp

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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