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The Battle for the 'Jerusalem Border Stone': Media, Supporters, and Breakthroughs

Mayoral Candidate Advocates for the Preservation of the Memorial Stone  (February 2014)

DGB-Bensheim Supports the Preservation of the Memorial Stone  (March 27, 2014)

Hessian Television (HR) reports on the Bergstraße District Authority's order to dismantle the 'Jerusalem Border Stone,' benches, and information boards at the Friedensmal. Behind the dispute lies more than just the argument over a 1.3 square meter allegedly illegally built memorial stone made of Odenwald quartz on our property. The 'Jerusalem Border Stone' has, however, become a 'stumbling block' and a symbol due to the demolition order.

TV Report (Hessenschau) on the Demolition Order  (April 1, 2014)

Radio Report (Hessischer Rundfunk) on the Demolition Order  (April 7, 2014)

In Bensheim society, there were few reactions to the fight for the preservation of the monument in its form, but friends supported me. Rabbi Mendelson visited me with his congregation during the time of the dispute.

Lag baOmer with the Jewish Community at the Friedensmal  (Mai, 18, 2014)

Karl Netzer from Heppenheim, a friend of Professor Jacobeit, who was once the director of the Ravensbrück Memorial and who is also friends with Martin Buber's granddaughter, organized a lecture for me at the Martin Buber House. This lecture was the breakthrough in our fight for the monument to remain:

Martin Buber's Granddaughter Joins Our Association  (September 25, 2014)

When it was all over, an old, well-known Bensheim core citizen patted me on the back and said:  Well done.  * * *

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