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Stumbling Stones

3 monthes ago   |   By Urban Sketchers

As I turned the corner, they caught my eye. On the ground before a door in Viterbo, on a street I've walked for years, three brass squares shined in the light. They lay as replacements for the three original grey cobblestones. On each was engraved a name, some dates, and then “Deportato Auschwitz” and “Morto 1945.” My heart sank as I looked down and then around at this pleasant entrance to the walled city-home to the most beloved gelato shop in town.
In 2015, the German artist Gunter Demnig came from Cologne to Viterbo to place these stones at the door at the invitation of local sponsors...
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