Creation of the Monument  

Inaugurations as developmental steps

The inauguration ceremonies listed here each denote important steps in the process of the monument's creation. The enumeration is from the bottom to the top.

22 Stones for Peace - On Sunday, May 22, 2022, between 300 and 400 people gathered at the Jerusalem Friedensmal (website) in Bensheim, often coming from far away for the event. In a four-hour celebration, 22 new peace stones were inaugurated at the memorial, representing values in togetherness.

Turning Point for Life - On May 14, 2017, Rabbi Mordechai Mendelson set the Turning Point for Life at a meeting of his congregation at the Jerusalem Friedensmal in Bensheim-Hochstädten. He consecrated the Turning Point and blessed the place by reading Psalm 126.

Inauguration Celebration - On September 27, 2015, the Jerusalem Friedensmal in Germany was inaugurated. This happened with an event within the celebration of "50 years of relations between Israel and Germany". .

Encounter Fest - On May, 18, 2014 the Jewish Chabad community from Karlsruhe celebrated the festival Lag baOmer at the Jerusalem Friedensmal in Bensheim-Hochstädten. It was an encounter fest with local people.

Shalom Israel - Inauguration of the Jerusalem Friedensmal in Bensheim on the front pages of the Jerusalem Post and HaAretz in Israel.

Encounter Stone - On October 21, 2012, the Jerusalem memorial stone (with the inauguration of the whole monument in 2015 under the name "Jerusalem Friedensmal" it became the Stone of Encounter) was inaugurated as a border stone. The pictures and explanations tell a parable about how to get back to the heart.

Blossom of Shalom - On May, 17, 2012 the Blossom of Shalom was inaugurated and the place was opened to the public. Here you will find pictures and texts which give a good impression about the celebration.

Psalm Hike - Hebrew psalms at the "Street of Peace". Hike from the Hochstaedter valley to the construction site of the Friedensmal (monument) on the hill.

Foundation stone - On April 26, 2010 was the laying of the foundation stone with Dean Thomas Gross. Everything started here. The whole monument has been constructed from this point.

How to build a monument site

Construction work - The progress of the construction of the Jerusalem Friedensmal in the years 2010 - 2014 is shown here with numerous pictures and explanations in 7 chapters.

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