Stumbling on History. An Art Project Compels A Small German Town To Face Its Past Edith Westerfeld, an 89-year-old Holocaust refugee, wonders if stumbling_coverthe memory of the Nazis murdering her parents, along with millions if other victims, will outlive the survivors. Now — 76 years after Edith’s parents saved their daughter’s life by sending her, alone and terrified, to America — she returns to the small German town where her family had lived for hundreds of years. Invited to witness the installation of a memorial to her family — part of an effort throughout Europe to confront the genocide of World War II — she experiences how art is helping today’s generation face and atone for crimes of the past.
Stumbling on History
Through text and graphics, this Junior Library Guild selection chronicles the author and her mother’s return to Germany for the installation of a memorial for their family.