Compassion through commemoration

Compassion through commemoration – workshop for the young

 

Today’s young persons are more aware of and interested in the Holocaust and its victims than any other in the post-war era. This is largely due to the Stolpersteine. Each of these “stumbling stones” commemorates a victim of the Holocaust. All told, there are 70,000 Stolpersteine in 1,600 cities in 24 countries.

 

Europe’s young flock to be part of the Stolpersteine movement. They research the lives of the victims, help facilitate the stones’ placement, and polish them at least once a year. Through doing such, the young have become caring and compassionate members of society. This enthusiastic participation has yielded a set of “worthy practices”, which are applied in this workshop.