Foto der Mühlenstraße in Fürstenwalde und Stolpersteine für Mitglieder der Familie Brandt

Working group

Since 2005, the working group “Stolper­steine in Fürsten­walde/Spree” has been embedding handmade brass memorial plaques in pavements to comme­mo­rate the victims of National Socialism in Fürstenwalde. It has also been carrying out its own re­search and collecting relevant infor­ma­tion, as well as tracking down descen­dants of survivors, not to mention staying in touch with them.

The initiative is comple­mented by projects with different thematic focusses that are all organised within the framework of youth and edu­ca­tional work. The working group brings together people from the town and its surrounding area with an interest in history, society and politics. Several insti­tutions and bodies are taking part in the project, in­cluding the One World Project of the Protestant Youth Ministry in the eccle­siastical district of Oderland-Spree, Kultur­fabrik Fürstenwalde gGmbH with the Fürsten­walde Museum, the charitable foundation Stiftung Sama­riter­anstalten Fürsten­walde and the Associ­ation for Local History Fürsten­walde.

Apart from donations, the working group receives project-based funding from the federal programme  Demokratie Leben! (“Living Democracy”) of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).


For the laying of the Stolpersteine the group coope­rates closely with the team around the artist Gunter Demnig, who first conceived the idea and turned it into reality with the project  KunstDenkmal STOLPERSTEINE in Cologne in 1992.

The maintenance of the Stolpersteine that have already been laid is carried out by sponsors who have made “cleaning pledges” for individual stones. We would like to thank the following private individuals and institutions for their cooperation: