Chapter: In the Public / Press Reports  -  Image: Visit of the Hessian TV

Project development

Turning Point for Life - Rabbi Mordechai Mendelson sets the Turning Point with the inscription "living" - "Chai" in Hebrew - in the middle of the "Blossom of Shalom". It is the center of the Friedensmal.  (Focus, June 9, 2017)

Yad Vashem Leadership Mission - Report by Thomas Zieringer on his participation in the Leadership Mission of Israeli organization Yad Vashem (memorial). The Leadership Mission group was received by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on July 10, 2016 in Jerusalem.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, July 10, 2016)

Inauguration Celebration - The inauguration was celebrated in the official framework of the celebration of "50 years of relations between Israel and Germany". Theme of the festival: healing of deep wounds.  (u. a. Bergsträßer Anzeiger, October 4, 2015)

Wide view from the Tree of Life (Travel Report) - During the hike from the Auerbacher Fürstenlager to Reichenbach, you will also pass the Friedensmal - reflection and meditation at altitude.  (Darmstädter Echo, June 27, 2015)

Where dust is turned to light - The artist Thomas Zieringer presents his work in the Martin Buber House in Heppenheim. Enrollment of Mrs. Buber Agassi the granddaughter Martin Bubers to the association Friedensmal Wendepunkt e. V.  (Darmstädter Echo, September 25, 2014)

Lag baOmer Fest, Bensheim - At the Friedensmal in Bensheim-Hochstädten, a Jewish community from Karlsruhe celebrated the Lag baOmer fest for the first time. It was designed as an opportunity for an encounter with the local people.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, May 22, 2014)

Friedensmal is accepted - A group of spry pensioners from the Bergstraße district, with organiser Willi Lerchl at its center, visited the Friedensmal in Hochstädten. Willi Lerchl elaborated on his group’s activities: “Statistically speaking, only a few of us will become centenarians. That inspired us to use the time we have left."  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, July 17, 2013)

Accusation of tax wasting - A letter to the editor as a response. In fact, this project had been completely privately funded and had provided the state with tax revenues.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, October 30, 2012)

Stone of Encounter - Greetings from the Frankfurt Rabbi Andrew Steiman: "Jerusalem is more than a place, Jerusalem is a state of beauty. Jerusalem is everywhere, where there is beauty ..." On October 21, 2012, the Stone of Encounter at the Friedensmal in Bensheim-Hochstädten was inaugurated at 3:00 pm.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, Darmstädter Echo and…, October 25, 2012)

Art at the way - "When in 1998 in Germany as much as controversially discussed about the meaning and form of a central Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Zieringer had the idea that is now taking shape. In spring, the Tree of Life should be visible in the black gravel ..."  (JÜDISCHE ALLGEMEINE, December 6, 2010)

The First Step - Already for nine years, the association Friedensmal Wendepunkt has been collecting money for its project on the ridge above Bensheim-Hochstädten. Now the laying of the first granite steps was finally started.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, October 26, 2010)

Foundation Stone - The Peace Monument becomes reality. With the laying of the foundation stone by Dean Thomas Groß on April 26, 2010 the last phase of eleven years of development and persuasion began.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, April 28, 2010)

The Approval - The association has the approval for the construction of the Friedensmal in Bensheim-Hochstädten. Construction begins in spring 2010. Presentation of the first draft for the monument.  (Bergsträßer Anzeiger, January 4, 2010)

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