The Stumbling Stones in Padua

  • Subject:

    History and Memory

  • Who is it for:

    Upper and Lower Secondary Schools


Activity description:

The educational workshop The stumbling stones in Padua first of all involves an on-site meeting with some of the Padua stumbling stones placed in the surroundings of the Museum. Thanks to this it will be possible to understand the general characteristics of the work signed by the artist Gunter Demnig and tell the stories of which each stumbling stones is guardian.

 The itinerary will continue inside the Museum with a historical reconstruction activity through the analysis of documents and photographs relating to the life of one of the people remembered by the stumbling blocks; therefore, by tracing connections between the biography of the person entrusted and the documents available, the mechanisms of the historian's work will be able to be understood even by the youngest.

This will bring participants closer to personal stories, that is, to cases of "micro-history", which are part of the general events of the period of Nazi-fascist persecution in Italy and specifically in the city of Padua.


  • Bring students closer to the history and events of the years of Nazi-fascist persecution of Jews, with a focus on the case of Padua
  • Confronting "micro-history" cases that are linked to general facts and reconstructing a biography through various types of historical documents
  • Re-elaborate and question the meaning of Memory so that students can in turn become witnesses and true bearers of memory

The Stumbling Stones in Padua

  • Notes: €105 per group up to 15 participants, €7 for each additional student
  • Opening hours:
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    Duration: 2 Hours
School Groups
Up to 15 participants, €7 per each additional student