Leo Baeck Funding Programme

The aim of the Leo Baeck Programme was to raise awareness of the diverse nature of German-Jewish history and German-Jewish life today. It is named after Rabbi Dr. Leo Baeck (1873 - 1956), a prominent figure in the field of liberal Judaism in Germany in the 20th century.

The Leo Baeck Programme supported education projects that critically examined German-Jewish history, which to date has been viewed primarily as a history of persecution against the background of the Holocaust. As a result, the Jewish contribution to Germany’s economic, political and cultural development has been overlooked. The aim was to portray and promote an understanding of German-Jewish history – between the contrasting aspects of emancipation and persecution – as an integral component of mainstream German history in the European context.

Status

Funding of other new projects is unfortunatly not possible, because of ending of the programme.

Contact

Leonore Martin

Program Manager

Tel.: (030) 25 92 97- 45

Fax: (030) 25 92 97-11

martin@stiftung-evz.de