FUNDING PROGRAMME FOR REMEMBRANCE OF FORCED LABOUR AND FORGOTTEN VICTIMS – REMEMBRANCE OF NATIONAL SOCIALIST INJUSTICE
The extent to which societies come to terms with forced labour under National Socialism still varies widely in Europe. Moreover, in Germany and in the countries occupied by the National Socialist regime or their successor states, there are still groups of victims of National Socialist injustice who do not yet have any appropriate place in the respective culture of remembrance. These are frequently described in Germany by the term “forgotten” victims of National Socialism.
With this programme the Foundation EVZ is supporting projects that pursue a multi-perspective approach and thus contribute to developing a European understanding of history.
The programme funds:
1. International projects with participation of German partners that explore forced labour under National Socialism in exhibitions, documentations, film documentaries and other formats and contribute to anchoring the subject permanently in the European culture of remembrance.
2. International conferences that– in the wider context – address the theme of:
a) Forced labour under National Socialism, or
b) "Forgotten victim groups under National Socialism"
3. Primarily international projects with participation of German partners dedicated to remembrance of "forgotten" victim groups of National Socialism. In the annual intake 2016/17, support will be provided primarily for projects that
a) promote remembrance of the victims of euthanasia under National Socialism,
b) examine the persecution of Soviet prisoners of war, and
c) address the forced Germanisation of children.
Who can be funded?
Educational facilities, museums, memorial sites, archives, civil society initiatives, non-profit organisations, history workshops etc. can submit proposals for projects.
Criteria and standards
The projects pursue a multi-perspective approach and thus contribute to developing a European understanding of history.