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.
In its EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme, the Foundation EVZ promotes international school and youth projects between Germany, the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as Israel.
The DIALOGUE FORUM programme addresses Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian organisations that work to improve the lives of the elderly in their home countries.
The Foundation finances up to 180 basic scholarships for Roma from Russia, Ukraine and Moldova who want to study for a masters or doctorate degree. The scholarships are open to students of law, politics, business, administration, social studies, journalism and history.
The Foundation EVZ has additional funds to support a limited number of new projects for the benefit of survivors of national socialist persecution in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany. Supported projects should aim to improve the current living conditions of those who were persecuted by the National Socialist regime.
The extent to which societies come to terms with forced labour under National Socialism still varies widely in Europe. Moreover, there are still groups of victims of National Socialist injustice who do not yet have any appropriate place in the respective culture of remembrance. The Foundation EVZ is supporting projects that pursue a multi-perspective approach and thus contribute to developing a European understanding of history.
German National Socialism persecuted homosexuals systematically. The discrimination of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersexuals (LGBTI) and ideologies used to justify this have not yet been overcome. Foundation EVZ – co-funded by Dreilinden gGmbH – therefore supports activities that tackle contemporary discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or identity. The current call for applications focuses on cooperation projects in Lithuania and Ukraine.
Encounters with victims of National Socialism aim to enable a gesture of reconciliation and keep the memories of National Socialist injustice alive. The Foundation EVZ funds projects in which victims of National Socialism from other countries are invited to Germany and pass on their memories in encounters and eyewitness discussions.
The Foundation EVZ is providing funding for a special programme for German-Ukrainian youth encounters. The aim of the programme is to intensify relations with Ukraine and to strengthen the active commitment of young people from Germany and Ukraine to fundamental democratic values and understanding between peoples.
Antisemitism and antigypsyism are jeopardising social cohesion in Europe by condoning human rights violations and stirring up hatred.They have a long and disquieting tradition. In the National Socialist era they paved the way for the murder of the European Jews and Roma. Against the backdrop of this history, the Foundation EVZ supports the systematic and long-term examination of discrimination, marginalisation and hatred practised against Roma and Jews in Europe.
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
The Center for Digital Systems at the FU Berlin expanded its online archive “Forced Labour 1939-1945” to include English and Russian language versions. more...
Companies criticized for infringing human rights in mining operations, the chemical industry and the supply industry have been added to the Foundation’s blacklist more...
The exhibition shows the Janus-faced heritage of Dessau, illustrated with photographs taken by the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. more...
Eszter Hajdú is the winner of the documentary film award "Remembrance and Future" worth EUR 10,000. Hajdú received the prize for her film JUDGMENT IN HUNGARY. more...
The anthology presents the results of the conference "Forced labour as a war weapon" held at the University of Tubingen with support from the Foundation EVZ. more...
For the fifth time, representatives from the fields of education and academia will be invited to a dialogue on how anti-Semitism is dealt with in Germany.
With this app, developed by a project team at the Berlin History Workshop, users can follow the everyday paths of forced labourers under National Socialism. more...
The project “Jewish History in teaching: Didactic concepts and practical applications” won the innovative teaching award 2013 of the LMU Munich. more...
The Haus der Demokratie in Berlin has produced a web portal from which various working materials for teaching human rights to young people can be downloaded.
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