Here is part of the article that ran in the German newspaper, RIED ECHO, on September 12, 2013:
MUNICIPALITY PARLIAMENT Stockstädter decides to lay stumbling blocks against forgetting
Bürgermeister Thomas Ra Herschel (CDU) had expected a controversial discussion in April, but his the Council voted in unity. No voice was raised against the resolution proposed in the community of nearly 6000 inhabitants – as well as in many other places in the county at large Gerau – to lay stumbling blocks against forgetting.
Even in the committee meetings, this voting pattern became apparent.
Here is what the mayor of Stockstadt told the Community Council:
“A good working memory is a prerequisite for the mastery of the present.
The memory of the victims is also a public responsibility. The almost -forgotten private suffering of our missing neighbors can now be preserved in public, the silence will be broken about the past, the future can be designed jointly.”