THE DIGITAL MAP OF TRIESTE’S STUMBLING STONES
The map was implemented in 2021 by dr. Matteo Alvino during his internship at the Museum, as part of the Master in Public & Digital History at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Starting from 2018, Trieste has begun to host in its streets an increasing number of Stumbling Stones, the small monuments that the German artist Gunter Demnig has created to remember all those who have suffered deportation due to Nazi-Fascist persecution.
The idea of involving Trieste in this European project was launched, already in 2015, by the original promoting committee composed of Marzia Arzon, Sabrina Benussi, Helen Brunner, Mariù Hassid z”l, Renzo Sagues, and Mauro Tabor.
Over time, the initiative was then launched: the inscriptions, at the request of the descendants, are prepared by the Jewish Community of Trieste with the help of various scholars, organizations, associations and research institutes, such as the Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea di Milano – CDEC and the National Association of Ex Deportees of Trieste – ANED.
The installations take place thanks to the collaboration of the Municipality of Trieste and the authorization of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Each year schools such as the Liceo Classico Linguistico F. Petrarca and the Istituto Tecnico Statale G. Deledda – M. Fabiani actively participate in the initiative.
The online map will be constantly updated: on 10 January 2022 another twenty stones have been added and the map has been integrated by dr. Gabriele Porcedda, who has also curated the whole English version LINK.
Some routes among Trieste’s Stumbling Stones
In addition to the map, we present here – with the permission of Francesca Gei whom we thank for the idea – some routes for visiting the city starting from the Stumbling Stones’ sites.
Discover them online or download them here:
Thanks to dr. Gabriele Porcedda for having edited the files in the form of a guide, providing also their 2022 update and theri English version.