Kyreinstraße, Munich – Twelve “stumbling blocks” in the courtyard of the property at Kyreinstraße 3 in the Sendling district of Munich commemorate the fates of former residents of what the Nazis called the “Jewish House”. In the night of July 21, the memorial may have been deliberately desecrated. A local resident discovered excrement on the inscribed brass stones and informed the police. State security is investigating suspected denigration of the memory of the deceased. The Criminal Code provides for up to two years in prison.
However, the investigation is likely to be difficult. The stones had already been cleaned when the police arrived. The local resident had previously taken photos. A police spokeswoman said it was unclear whether it was human or animal feces. The stumbling blocks are laid behind a metal fence that separates the yard from the street. In Munich, no stumbling blocks may be laid on public land. Instead, the city attaches commemorative plaques or erects steles to enable commemoration “at eye level”.