Stolpersteine in Vilnius


2016 08 30


Vilnius, Kaunas, Šiauliai and Panevėžys join the biggest open-air memorial in Europe. “Stolpersteine”, the copper-covered plates commemorate those who died or were murdered during the Holocaust. The plates are embedded already in 18 European countries and more than 53 thousands places. Nineteen copper-covered plates will appear in the streets of Lithuanian cities. The author of “Stolpersteine” is a German artist Gunter Demnig.

Today, 30 August, he grounds two plates in Vilnius near the building in Vokiečių street. The plates are dedicated to the interwar chef, a pioneer of vegetarian cuisine Fania Lewando and her husband Lazar Lewando. Other three “Stolpersteine” you can find on the corner of Vasario 16 st. 8/ Šermukšnių st. 1. They are dedicated to the Schemiavitz family.

28 August 2016 the “Stolpersteine” were grounded in Kaunas. They are dedicated to a first Olympic sportsman Isak Anolik, a famous psychiatrist Vladimir Lazerson and his wife, doctor Regina Lazersonienė-Safočinskaitė, Černė Percikovičiūtė, a student of artist Justinas Vienožinskis. The “Stolpersteine” were grounded in Šiauliai on 29 of August. They are dedicated to a municipality officer Samuel Petuchauskas and a doctor Urijus Rozovkis.

The “Stolpersteine” will be also embedded to roma holocaust victims in Panevėžys – Ona Matuzevičienė, Zosė Matuzevičiūtė, Anastazija Jablonsienė and Ona Grachauskienė.


(Stolpersteine in Kaunas. Photo: