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The “Stumbling Stones Initiative Göppingen” consists of a group of people interested in local history.
We research the lives and fates of Landkreis Göppingen residents who were murdered by the Nazis. This includes people who were persecuted because of their race, murdered because of their political views, and who were victims of euthanasia.
After completing our research, we ask Gunter Demnig, an artist from Cologne, to create Stumbling Stones in remembrance of the victims and to lay them in front of their former homes. The Initiative also handles the funding of the Stumbling Stones.
To the best of our knowledge, no further Stumbling Stones will be laid in Göppingen. We would like to thank all individuals, local government organizations and companies who have supported the Project Stumbling Stones and our Initiative, and continue to do so. A special thanks goes to the contemporary witnesses who have shared their memories and mementos.
The task of the Stumbling Stones Initiative is not yet concluded because the biographical texts continue to be revised and updated. In addition, we also stay in touch with the descendants of families who had been forced to flee but whose relatives were were not murdered. In the near future, their family memories and fates will be published at this site.