Stolpersteine or "stumbling stones" are cobblestones inserted into the sidewalks of the former residences of victims of the Nazi regime, which provide brief information about the fates of these victims. Over 800 Stolpersteine have been produced and installed in the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg by Gunter Demnig, the initiator of the project. In order to insert Stolpersteine in the sidewalks of as many relevant Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg apartment buildings as possible, sponsors willing to finance the production of one such Stolperstein for 120 € each are needed. The district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg provides funding for Stolpersteine to victims of the Nazis upon application by living relatives or descendants.
More information can be found at:
Stolpersteinprojekt für Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Office hours: Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tel. 030 50 58 52 45
In the www.stolpersteine-berlin.de portal, you can find out where Stolpersteine have been installed in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg by searching under the category "places and biographies". Here, you will find short biographies of the victims. This part of the portal is continually updated and expanded, making it possible for visitors to the site to get comprehensive information about the Stolpersteine project in Berlin.