Dentons provided the Association for the Support of Persons Affected by the Holocaust with pro bono assistance in relation to the installation of 24 stolpersteins at 12 locations in Prague. Stolpersteins (which mean “stumbling blocks” in German) are brass plaques commemorating victims of the Holocaust and Nazi regime, placed in the pavement in front of their former homes. German sculptor Gunter Demnig, who initiated the international project, has installed approximately 70,000 plaques in 610 locations across Europe so far (see http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en/).
This was one of the biggest stolperstein installations in the Czech Republic in last five years.
Jan Procházka, Co-head of Dentons’ Corporate group in Prague, led and originated the project, with the support of Filip Svoboda, associate, and Veronika Kundeliusová, junior associate.
This project is part of Dentons’ commitment to contributing to the community by providing pro bono legal advice to NGOs and individuals in matters related to human rights and access to justice. In 2017, Dentons provided more than 92000 pro bono hours around the world.
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