“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 25 September the first Stolperstein - a stone to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust - will be laid in the Slovak town of Nitra. This event is organized by the European Forum of Wine Culture, the Slovak Holocaust Museum in Sered, and the NGO Antikomplex under the auspices of the Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
The German artist responsible for the Stolperstein project, Günter Demnig, will personally lay the stone at the house in Kamenna street. More than 55,000 stones have been laid in more than 20 European countries. In Slovakia, the first Stolperstein was laid in 2012. Head of the Slovak Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ambassador Milan Kollar, will attend the event.
Image: By Erfurth - Own work, CC BY 3.0. Artist Gunter Demnig lays a Stolperstein for Gertrud Hille in Dresden.