写真

Photographer's Note

This photo is a total break of style and choice of motif for me. When searching for photo opportunities in the streets I sometimes look down, and in the Czech city of Olomouc I found this.

These brass plaques are "Stolpersteine" (Stumbling stones), made by the German artist Gunter Demnig, and placed in front of houses where Jews lived or worked until they were taken away by the Nazis during WW2, to be sent to death camps.

Gunter Demnig has placed brass memorials like these, similar to cobblestones, in at least 18 countries in Europe. One year ago the total number was over 48 000.

In Olomouc they were found all over the city. These ones represent the Spitz family. The text, which is similar on all Stolpersteine, says that "Here lived Leo Spitz (born in 1892) his wife Ida (*1896) and their son Jiř (*1932). In 1942 they were deported to Terezn (Theresienstadt). In 1944 they were murdered at Osvětim (Auschwitz, in Polish: Oświęcim)".

In a workshop you can see a wider view of where I found the Spitz memorial. Here is larger version of the main photo.

Photo Information
Viewed: 2413
Points: 74
Discussions
Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10293 W: 522 N: 19905] (87455)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH