"Stolpersteine" for Altena - The project

"Stolpersteine" are paving-stones covered by a brass plaque which are installed in memory of the victims of the Nazi regime.

These stones are made and laid by the artist Gunter Demnig and they can be found in 1.100 places all over Europe, usually in front of the houses of  the persecuted fellow-citizens, where they lived and worked until they were forced to leave to a journey of no return.

We, the citizens initiative "Stolpersteine für Altena", want to join Gunter Demnig´s project. 

The Talmud says "A person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten".

It is our wish and intention not to forget our former fellow-citizens. Their names and their fate shall be remembered not only by us but by our children, too.

Jüdischer Friedhof Altena