Rome installs new stolpersteine memorials as well as replacing those stolen in December.
Rome will install 26 new brass cobblestone memorials to Jewish victims of the Holocaust at various locations throughout the capital, from the historic centre to the suburbs, on 15 and 16 January.
The cobblestone-sized memorials are known as stolpersteine in German, or literally translated “stumbling stones” and are installed outside the last chosen place of residence of victims of the Holocaust.
Among those being honoured is Dario Funaro, a 13-year-old boy who joined the partisans in their fight against advancing German troops at Porta S. Paolo on 10 September 1943.
Just over one month later, on 16 October 1943, Dario was among the 1,023 Roman Jews rounded up and deported to Auschwitz where he perished alongside his parents and seven-year-old brother.
Four memorial stones in honour of Dario and his family will be installed outside their former home on Via Maiella 15 on 16 January.
In addition to the 26 new brass cobblestones, Rome will replace the 20 stolpersteine stolen from a street in Rome's central Monti district in December, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Photo Corriere della Sera - LaPresse