Stumbling on History: An Art Project Compels A Small German Town To Face Its Past (2020)

Stumbling on History An Art Project Compels A Small German Town To Face Its Past Who will remember Edith Westerfeld an year old Holocaust refugee wonders if the memory of the Nazis murdering her parents along with millions if other victims will outlive the survivors Now
  • Title: Stumbling on History: An Art Project Compels A Small German Town To Face Its Past
  • Author: Fern Schumer Chapman
  • ISBN: 9780996472517
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who will remember Edith Westerfeld, an 89 year old Holocaust refugee, wonders if the memory of the Nazis murdering her parents, along with millions if other victims, will outlive the survivors Now 76 years after Edith s parents saved their daughter s life by sending her, alone and terrified, to America she returns to the small German town where her family had live Who will remember Edith Westerfeld, an 89 year old Holocaust refugee, wonders if the memory of the Nazis murdering her parents, along with millions if other victims, will outlive the survivors Now 76 years after Edith s parents saved their daughter s life by sending her, alone and terrified, to America she returns to the small German town where her family had lived for hundreds of years Invited to witness the installation of a memorial to her family part of an effort throughout Europe to confront the genocide of World War II she experiences how art is helping today s generation face and atone for crimes of the past.
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    1. This is an interesting book about an art project of Stumbling Stones to help mark the lives Holocaust victims in than 1,000 cities throughout Germany, France, Denmark, Poland, Italy, and Austria Each Stumbling Stone cost about 133 each It focuses on the story of Edith Westerfield, a Holocaust survivor and what she and her family endured during the Holocaust It is written by her daughter Fern.I really enjoyed reading how an art project has helped to create some healing to victims of the Holocaus [...]

    2. This is the 4th book by Fern Schumer Chapman continuing the story of her mother, Edith The first three books, Motherland, Is It Night Or Day Like Finding My Twin give the reader a historical perspective on the mother daughter relationship in the current time and the journey her mother took as a 12 year old, sent out of Germany during the Holocaust to save her life, and the loss of a special friend while on a journey to America This poignant story tells how the German town where Edith and her fam [...]

    3. A moving personal story of the remaining members of the Schumer family who return to their German village, Stockstadt am Rhein, for the installation of the Stumbling Stones placed where their home used to be in the 1930s to honor their family members who were ostracized, bullied, beaten and many eventually killed during the Holocaust German activist artist Hans Deming launched the Stumbling Stones project in 1996, creating small bronze cobblestone memorials to individuals who were displaced, mur [...]

    4. This short book is beautifully illustrated, and the message and story are priceless The writing however is very choppy, and never evokes the feeling of reading a wonderful story, which would have made this enjoyable In fact it jumps around in time so much that it s kind of confusing I wish the author had targeted a younger audience and written simply.

    5. I received a copy of this book as a giveaway.I am fascinated by the events of the Holocaust I can not understand the actions lead by the Nazis towards jews, Romas, homosexuals, and others This book does not have great detail about what the author s mother went through Rather it is about a wonderful program called Stumbling Stones that is found in areas all around Europe to commemorate remember acknowledge the victims where they lived The author and her mother return to Germany to attend the inst [...]

    6. I received this book from giveaway I am honestly a little disappointed I was expecting a much longer book than a 56 page picture book However, it was a well written book with pictures that are moving.

    7. This is a slender book that can easily be read in a matter of minutes But don t Take the time and give yourself the gift of savoring each page, inhale the history and breathe in the photos Fern Chapman has done it again Captivating That s the word i would choose to describe her style of writingd this is the 2nd of hers that i have had the honor of reading.Stumbling stones are small plaques used to commemorate individuals and families sacrificed during the holocaust Installed in sidewalks and wal [...]

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