How can I be part of one of the Stolperstein groups?
On November 9, 2013 at 7pm simply go to one of the 10 Stolperstein places in Weimar. Bring at least one bell of any kind with you, something very easy to carry, and preferably several so that if people walking by want to join in, they can use one of the extra bells you brought.
At exactly 7 pm, start to softly ring your bell.
At 7:15, walk towards the Reithaus in the Park on the Ilm, continuing to ring your bell. There can be many different kinds of bells in each group. You can ring them softly and freely, not in any coordinated rhythm.
Continue ringing the bells until 7:45. If you reach the Reithaus before then, please continue anyway until 7:45.
If you don't reach the Reithaus by 7:45, please stop anyway at 7:45.
For a complete list of the Stolperstein places, click here >> Addresses
For a map showing their location, click here >> Map
For information about the Stolpersteine and the people they commemorate, click here and here
How can I join in while staying at home?
Starting exactly at 7:15, just open your windows and doors and play music of any of the forbidden composers or kinds of music as loudly as possible so that it creates a flood of sound throughout Weimar! If you play an instrument or sing, you can play or sing yourself. If you have any of this music on CDs, music cassettes, LPs, iTunes or through any other internet music portal, that's good, too! Or, you can just turn on your radio to Radio Funkwerk (the same frequencies as Radio Lotte, 106.6MHz), which will be broadcasting a program of "forbidden" music from 6:00-7:30 pm on November 9.
To listen to Radio Lotte (Radio Funkwerk), click here >> www.radio-lotte.de
|What music can I play?
Thousands of composers and dozens of kinds of music were called "degenerate" and forbidden by the Nazis. A list (with a selection) compiled by Dr. Alan Bern is here >> List
You may be astonished to find names like Mendelssohn, Debussy, Hindemith, Eisler and Weill on this list, along with many others. It's impossible to imagine how much poorer our musical life today would be without them. Almost everyone has music of some of these composers at home, or access to it through their computer or radio.