How to create a Stolperstein

How to create a Stolperstein

This is a Stolperstein.

They are found in 1,800 cities in 31 countries in Europe. And there are more than 100,000 of them.

Each is manufactured by hand.

Each is placed on the sidewalk in front of the victim’s home.

Each of them starts in the same way.


With a person.

A person you want to commemorate.

Because they were a relative.

Because they were persecuted and killed by the Nazis.


Once you know whom you want to commemorate, the next step is to find out as much as possible about them: where and when they were born and lived – including addresses – and how they were persecuted and murdered. The more you know, the better.

Need help getting that information? Contact us!

The next step is to send this information to the Stolpersteine organization in charge of your person. It is located in the city in which you wish to place the Stolperstein, and can be found using a search engine.

Need help finding the organization in charge of your Stolperstein? Contact us!


The Stolpersteine people will tell you if they need more information, and when and where the Stolperstein will be placed.

Need help in getting a response from the organization, or in getting a date of placement that works for you? Contact us!


The making and placement of a Stolpersteine costs €120. This comes from donations from people, and not from the government or companies. Our suggestion: launch a fund raising drive!

The last step is to attend the ceremony of placement of your Stolperstein – or to get a video or photos of it.

Need help in getting your trip organized, or getting photos or a video? Contact us.

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