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  1. Stolpersteine

    Munich Council Faces Holocaust Memorial Controversy

    Commemorative brass cobblestones bearing the names of Holocaust victims have been installed all over Europe — except in Munich, where their absence is causing controversy. The stones, known as Stolpersteine, or “stumbling blocks,” are part of an initiative that seeks to become the world’s largest ceremonial project. But according to city officials, its participation has been halted because of serious concerns, including possible defacement by local neo-Nazis. An upcoming city council vote will reconsider the motion and more than 90,000 citizens have already signed a petition to make it happen.  

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