Coming Up - October 15 till Nov 15: Stolpersteine Exhibition @JHCWC in Winnipeg

Stolpersteine Exhibition poster, Winnipeg

Stolpersteine Exhibition poster, Winnipeg, © JHCWC

14.10.2020 - Article

The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada (JHCWC) and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Toronto invite you to an exhibition on the Stolpersteine (Stumbling Stones) “One Stone. One Name. One Person.”

The Stolpersteine Project (stumbling stones) is a project of German artist Gunter Demnig. The project commemorates people who were persecuted by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Stolpersteine are being realized for Jews, Sinti and Roma, people from the political or religious resistance, victims of the “euthanasia”; murders, homosexuals, Jehovahs Witnesses and for people who were persecuted for being declared to be “asocial”.The concrete blocks measuring 10x10cm and are laid into the pavement in front of the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis. Their names and fate are engraved into a brass plate on the top of each Stolperstein. For more than 20 years, they have been part of the urban image of Berlin and many other European cities. Thus, the exhibition wants to introduce the often unknown groundwork and manifold facets of this European art and remembrance project. The Stumbling Stone project has often been described with the term “Social Sculpture” as characterized by Joseph Beuys.

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada (JHCWC)

Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

Asper Campus 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 15 to November 15

Mo-Th 6 am to 7 pm Fr 6 am to 7 pm Sa-Su 8 am to 5 pm

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