Lilli Marleen

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Dienstag, Dezember 16, 2003
Stumbling Blocks around Germany
The sculptor Gunter Demnig realized his project "Stolpersteine" Stumbling Blocks" in Cologne some years ago. He put golden shining stones into the pavement. These stones are in front of houses where Jews lived in Cologne who were deported into Concentration Camps by the Nazis. In the stones engraved is usually the name, birthdate and the Concentration Camp the person was brought and murdered. I've seen this stones several times here, since right in my neighbourhood there were living some people who were deported. I really like this project. It's some kind of "practical rememberance", and not just a statue or so, you always have a bigger distance to. While you walk, more stumble, on this stones, you stop (at least I do) and read the information written down. And somehow I believe that as long as someone remembers the name of someone else, this person isn't really "dead" and forgotten, even when I didn't know any of them.
Some guy has tried to sue the sculptor and have this stones removed from the pavement at his house, because, as he claims, the house would be less worth when sold, which is pretty bullshit. The judge saw it the same and told the guy to go away and bother other people but not the state with his problems.