Stumbling stone in Belgrade in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Thanks to Hilde Dajč, we know about the horror on the ground of Belgrade’s Staro Sajmište / Photo: Haver Serbia

Belgrade Stolpersteine, the project of German artist Gunther Deming, is dedicated to Emil, Augusta, Hilda, and Hans Dajč. Haver Serbia placed the first four stumbling stones in Maršala Birjuzova street 9, in front of the house where they lived before they became victims of the Nazi terror.

Haver Serbia’s president, Sonja Viličić, addressed the audience, referring to the Talmud, with the words “A man is forgotten when his name is forgotten.”

Belgrade Stolpersteine / Photo: Haver Serbia

Members of the Braća Baruh choir, one of the oldest Jewish choirs in the world, performed at the ceremony co-hosted by the President of the Union of Jewish Municipalities of Serbia, Mr. Robert Sabadoš, President of the Jewish Municipality of Belgrade, Mr. Aaron Fuchs, Deputy Ambassador of Israel, Maayan Ben Tura, and the Ambassador of Germany to Serbia, Thomas Schieb.

“The victims of the Holocaust must not be forgotten, and stumbling blocks are the right way to tear the murdered from oblivion and preserve their dignity.”, said the German ambassador.

The event was attended by survivors, ambassadors, members of Jewish communities, professors with students, and the general public.

Photo: Haver Serbia

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