Gunter Demnig

Gunter Demnig , (born October 27, 1943) is a German artist known for his project ” Stolpersteine ” ( stones-obstacle , from German as a tribute to the victims of Nazi persecution in Germany


Gunter Demnig was born in Berlin , where he also grew up. He completed his secondary education in 1967 . He soon began to study “creative education” at the University of Arts in Berlin. From 1969-1970 he studied industrial design and in 1971 moved to the Kunsthochschule Kassel , where he continued “creative education”. Between 1977 and 1979, he was involved in planning the construction and maintenance of historic monuments. . 1 <bfr> In 1985 he opened his first studio in Cologne , where he contributed to several local projects. His best known work is the Stolpersteine ​​project. These stones are small bronze blocks embedded in the street in the vicinity of the buildings where the victims of the Nazis lived or worked. The first stones in Austria were installed at the invitation of Andreas Maislinger , founder of Austrian Service Abroad . To date there are over 50,000 (January 2016) 2 stones across Europe, one of the largest commemoration projects in the world. 3


  1. Back to top↑ Artist site Gunter Demnig
  2. Back to top↑ Riforma.itr Il quotidiano on-line delle chiese evangeliche battiste, metodiste e valdesi in Italy. [1] ((it))
  3. Back to top↑ Stones Memories – website of the “Stolpersteine” project in German, English and French