At last getting back to you Asha. Thanks very much for your comment.
And yes you are so right, it really is a powerful way to commemorate people.
Stolperstein means 'stumbling block', but although they don't make you stumble physically, but as one young boy described them: "You don't trip and fall down, you trip with your head and your heart".
It is a strange feeling sometimes when one suddenly comes across one, or often more than one set together, and knows their significance.
They have just this month put some down in Haarlem and Amsterdam in Holland, both places I've lived. Am now wondering just what homes I used to pass every day perhaps, without having any idea of their history.
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