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ROME’S STUMBLING STONES

ROME’S STUMBLING STONES

As you wander through the narrow alleyways and lanes of the old Roman Jewish Ghetto, through Trastevere, and elsewhere in Rome, you might find yourself stumbling over slightly raised brass cobblestones interspersed among the city’s black basalt pavement. Engraved with names and dates, these stones are memorials to the residents of the neighborhood murdered by the Nazis in World War II after being rounded up and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 1,023 captured during the infamous Nazi raid on 16 October…

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