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Newsletter 03/2014


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1 September 1939 – The History of World War II in European Remembrance

In the year 2014 public remembrance revolves around the outbreak of the First World War, the Great War, 100 years ago. Is the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II receiving due consideration in Germany? Has the culture of remembrance in Germany and Europe changed? Is there a certain feeling of weariness of remembrance of National Socialist crimes and historical guilt in Germany? Is the Second World War mutating into an episode in the great story of freedom and servitude? Are there approaches that can be taken seriously and that alter the traditional picture of World War II and the logics of National Socialism? How is the historical site of World War II to be determined from today’s vantage point - in a German and a European perspective? The historians Prof. Dr Ulrich Herbert (Freiburg), Prof. Dr Nick Stargardt (Oxford) und Prof. Dr Wlodzimierz Borodziej (Warsaw) will be addressing and discussing these issues on 1 September 2014. The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Dr Jerzy Marganski, and Günter Saathoff, Co-Director of the Foundation EVZ, will be opening the lecture event.
© Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1979-056-18A, photo: Sönnke, Hans
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Upcoming Events

24 TO 27 AUGUST ~ “JUSTICE, RESPECT AND PEACE” – 25TH WORLD CONFERENCE OF CHILD SURVIVORS

24 TO 27 AUGUST ~ “JUSTICE, RESPECT AND PEACE” – 25TH WORLD CONFERENCE OF CHILD SURVIVORS

To mark the 25th anniversary of its founding, the “World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust & Descendants” is holding its annual conference in Berlin for the first time. Over 300 international participants are expected. They will be exploring the consequences of the Holocaust in a number of different workshops. Germany’s President Joachim Gauck has agreed to serve as patron of the conference. Attendance is by invitation only.
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26 AUGUST ~ LECTURE: FORCED LABOUR IN DESSAU

26 AUGUST ~ LECTURE: FORCED LABOUR IN DESSAU

Dessau with the Junkers-Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke (aircraft and aero engine plant) was one of the key munitions centres in the Third Reich. While American and Russian troops met here in spring 1945, Henri Cartier-Bresson photographed and filmed forced labourers and prisoners of war before their return to their home country. The photos and films on the one hand and the development and destruction of Dessau on the other are on show in the exhibition “Dessau 1945. Destruction of Modernity” in the Bauhaus Dessau. The exhibition curator, Prof. Philipp Oswalt, will be giving a talk on the Janus-faced heritage of Dessau as Bauhaus city and armoury. The film maker and publicist Thomas Tode will analyse the work of Cartier- Bresson by looking at examples and excerpts from the film “Le Retour” (The Return). The Foundation EVZ has funded the exhibition catalogue.
© Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris. Dessau June 1945
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1 SEPTEMBER ~ THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ÄNNE’S LAST JOURNEY

1 SEPTEMBER ~ THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ÄNNE’S LAST JOURNEY

Änne Lehnkering is born in Oberhausen in 1915. According to her file notes, she is anxious and nervous already as a little girl. In accordance with National Socialist racial hygiene she is persecuted as a “genetically unworthy unproductive eater”. From 1936 to 1940 she is a patient at the Bedburg-Hau psychiatric hospital. On 7 March 1940 she is murdered in Grafeneck in the course of the T4 campaign as a person “unworthy of life”.
“Änne’s last journey”, staged and performed by the Theater mini-art (Bedburg-Hau, Lower Rhine), has won many awards. The stage play on the subject of “euthanasia” in the National Socialist era is a docu-fiction about a long concealed topic. The theatre performance in the Brandenburger Theater with a memorial event is being organised by the memorial Site for the Victims of the Euthanasia Murders in Brandenburg an der Havel.
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11 TO 13 SEPTEMBER ~ CONFERENCE: HUMAN RIGHTS OF SEXUAL MINORITIES IN SERBIA

11 TO 13 SEPTEMBER ~ CONFERENCE: HUMAN RIGHTS OF SEXUAL MINORITIES IN SERBIA

Together with the Serbian partner organisation “Labris” and “Civil Rights Defenders Belgrade”, the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation (HES) is organising a conference on the subject of “Human rights of sexual minorities in Serbia” in Belgrade from 11 to 13 September 2014. Following similar events in Kiev 2008, Riga 2010 and St. Petersburg 2012, this is the fourth LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Human Rights Conference organised by HES. Serbia is currently going through an important transformation phase. The situation of LGBT is considered to be problematic. During the conference two publications in the Serbian language are to be produced on the subjects “Strategies against violence” and “Manual for inclusion of LGBT at local level”. The conference is being funded by the Foundation EVZ and the German Federal Foreign Office.
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19 SEPTEMBER ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “HARASSED EXISTENCE” IN SCHWALMSTADT

19 SEPTEMBER ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “HARASSED EXISTENCE” IN SCHWALMSTADT

Sixteen Roma who survived the German tyranny in Ukraine during World War II describe their eventful lives during the war, in the post-war period and today. In May 2012 the photographer Birgit Meixner portrayed Roma in Ukraine who are taking part in projects of the Foundation EVZ. Meixner’s portraits are snapshots from the lives of an ethnic minority who are still harassed today. The projects that benefit Roma in need and distress are being funded by the Foundation’s programme “DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM”.
Friday, 19.September 2014
Town Hall Ziegenheim/ Memorial Site and Museum Trutzhain
Wiederholdstrasse 24
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22 SEPTEMBER ~ FILM SCREENING: DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD “REMEMBRANCE AND FUTURE” ON THE ROAD

22 SEPTEMBER ~ FILM SCREENING: DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD “REMEMBRANCE AND FUTURE” ON THE ROAD

The international “Documentary Film Award series ‘Remembrance and Future’ On Tour” is on the road for the seventh time. The goEast-Festival of Central and East European Films, Wiesbaden, and the Foundation EVZ are presenting the winner of this year’s “Remembrance and Future” documentary film award – Judgment in Hungary/Urteil in Ungarn (Hungary, Germany 2013, 107 min., original language version with English subtitles) by the Hungarian director Eszter Hajdú in Berlin. In 2008 and 2009 right-wing extremists in Hungary attacked a number of Roma villages. Six people died, including a five-year-old child. Four suspects were brought to trial. The film documents the two-and-a-half year court case. After the screening director Eszter Hajdú and producer Sándor Mester will be available to talk about the film.
read more about "Documentary film award on tour"

22 TO 23 SEPTEMBER ~ CONFERENCE: ANTI-SEMITISM AND RACISM –INTERDEPENDENCIES? FIFTH CONFERENCE OF THE SERIES ‘PERSPECTIVES. FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND ACADEMIA, A CRITICAL LOOK AT ANTI-SEMITISM’

22 TO 23 SEPTEMBER ~ CONFERENCE: ANTI-SEMITISM AND RACISM –INTERDEPENDENCIES? FIFTH CONFERENCE OF THE SERIES ‘PERSPECTIVES. FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND ACADEMIA, A CRITICAL LOOK AT ANTI-SEMITISM’

The relationship between anti-Semitism and racism is a subject of controversial discussion in academia, education and society. Is anti-Semitism a form of racism? How can educationalists in our migration society consider current forms of racism appropriately in teaching that takes a critical look at anti-Semitism? The 5th “Perspectives” conference offers an opportunity to sound out positions, research concepts, views of history and interpretation patterns on this subject.
to the conference series

30 SEPTEMBER ~ “IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING I REMAIN AN OPTIMIST”. REMEMBERING NOAH FLUG

30 SEPTEMBER ~ “IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING I REMAIN AN OPTIMIST”. REMEMBERING NOAH FLUG

The journalist Bettina Schaefer presents the book “Erinnerungen an Noach Flug” (“Remembering Noah Flug”) which she edited. As a survivor of the Holocaust, Noah Flug played an active role in looking after the interests of the survivors and the forced labourers under the National Socialist regimes and in working to achieve understanding between Israel and Germany. He was also for many years a trustee of the Foundation EVZ. In the book “In spite of everything I remain an optimist” 26 eyewitnesses, including family, classmates, friends and companions give their accounts of the enlightener and reconciler Noah Flug.
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2 TO 3 OCTOBER ~ THE CITIZENS’ FESTIVAL MARKING THE CENTRAL CELEBRATIONS ON THE DAY OF GERMAN UNIFICATION

2 TO 3 OCTOBER ~ THE CITIZENS’ FESTIVAL MARKING THE CENTRAL CELEBRATIONS ON THE DAY OF GERMAN UNIFICATION

The Foundation EVZ is presenting its funding work at the Citizens’ Festival in the central celebrations marking the Day of German Unification in Hanover’s city centre.
to the website of the citizens’ festival

2 TO 5 OCTOBER ~ NATIONAL YOUTH MEETING OF AMARO DROM

2 TO 5 OCTOBER ~ NATIONAL YOUTH MEETING OF AMARO DROM

The registered association Amaro Drom is an intercultural youth association of Roma and Non-Roma and organises annual national youth meetings. In 2014 the meeting is being held in Berlin. Running over several days, the meeting attracts more than 100 young people who take part in discussions and network with each other. A large number of workshops are offered.
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17 OCTOBER ~ INTERNATIONAL FINAL OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE 2014

17 OCTOBER ~ INTERNATIONAL FINAL OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE 2014

“International Youth Debate” is a debating competition for young people from eight Central and East European countries that is supported by the Foundation. The competition aims to stimulate the exploration of human rights and their historical backgrounds and to strengthen debating as a medium of political culture and democratic dialogue. In order to promote German language skills in the participating countries and bilateral cultural relations at the same time, the debates are conducted in German. Altogether more than 1,900 pupils from over 140 schools will be taking part. As the highlight of each competition year, the best of each country compete with each other in the international final of “International Youth Debate”.
to the website

24 TO 26 OCTOBER 2014 ~ CONFERENCE “TRAUMA AND HOME” AND AWARD OF THE PRIX IRENE IN PRAGUE

24 TO 26 OCTOBER 2014 ~ CONFERENCE “TRAUMA AND HOME” AND AWARD OF THE PRIX IRENE IN PRAGUE

Twenty years ago a group of Jewish therapists in Prague under the name “Families after the Holocaust” began to support survivors and their families in coping with the trauma of the Holocaust. To mark this jubilee the founding members of the “Rafael Institute” established a few years later and the “Prix Irene Committee” are organising a conference. On this occasion they will also be presenting the annual “Prix Irene” award for special services in international reconciliation work.
further information in English and registration

2 TO 5 NOVEMBER 2014 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “SUPPORT AND STRAIN – CHALLENGES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE FOR SURVIVORS OF THE SHOAH” IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN

2 TO 5 NOVEMBER 2014 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “SUPPORT AND STRAIN – CHALLENGES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE FOR SURVIVORS OF THE SHOAH” IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN

Professionals and specialists from Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and Israel will discuss forms of qualified support and counselling for Holocaust survivors and their families and exchange practical experiences at the annual conference of the Central Welfare Council of Jews in Germany (ZWST). This year particular attention will be paid to the question of what support the helpers need to be able to provide the survivors with the best possible help.
further information and registration

6 NOVEMBER ~ SYSTEM FAILURE? HOW STATE AND SOCIETY HANDLE RACIST VIOLENCE. COUNSELLORS FROM UKRAINE, RUSSIA AND GERMANY REPORT

6 NOVEMBER ~ SYSTEM FAILURE? HOW STATE AND SOCIETY HANDLE RACIST VIOLENCE. COUNSELLORS FROM UKRAINE, RUSSIA AND GERMANY REPORT

Everyday racist violence in Europe is the consequence of discrimination and racist discourses. The way in which the “National Socialist Underground” case in Germany was handled can be taken as an example of the ambivalent role of state structures in Germany – between anti-discrimination agenda and institutional racism, between interest in criminal prosecution and absence of transparency in connection with intelligence services. Counsellors for people affected by racist violence from Ukraine, Russia and Germany report on the challenge of supporting victims in seeing that justice is done – in particular in dealings with prosecution authorities and the judicial system.
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11 TO 12 NOVEMBER 2014 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “PRESENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES IN SUPPORTING HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN ISRAEL”

11 TO 12 NOVEMBER 2014 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “PRESENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES IN SUPPORTING HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN ISRAEL”

Today there are approx. 190,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. A growing number of them need assistance. This presents the state and society with ever greater challenges. At the conference in Tel Aviv various problems encountered in supporting survivors and their families will be discussed and opportunities for improvement in future will be pointed up. Specialists and academics who work with Holocaust-survivors are invited.
further information in Hebrew and registration

13 NOVEMBER ~ READING: JEWISH FEMALE IDENTITIES TODAY

13 NOVEMBER ~ READING: JEWISH FEMALE IDENTITIES TODAY

The Foundation ZURÜCKGEBEN (Giving Back) promotes women in Germany who are of Jewish background or Jewish faith and are creatively active in scholarship and in the arts. It does so in the knowledge of the destruction of work opportunities and livelihoods of Jews during the National Socialist era. Since 2012 the Foundation EVZ has been funding project scholarships to explore female Jewish identities against the background of historical-social upheavals.
Foundation Zurückgeben

SCHOOL YEAR 2014/2015 ~ FREE EXCURSION DAY TRACKING REGIONAL JEWISH HISTORY

SCHOOL YEAR 2014/2015 ~ FREE EXCURSION DAY TRACKING REGIONAL JEWISH HISTORY

There are traces of Jewish life everywhere in Brandenburg. However they are frequently overlooked –where can they be found? Education specialists from the Jewish Museum hunt for signs with pupils from Brandenburg schools and support them in discovering the history on their doorsteps. A tour of the city takes them to mediaeval Jewish courtyards, synagogues and mikwe ritual baths. But Jewish life naturally also took place at many other locations throughout the city – in the Perleberg Market-place, in the Luckenwalde hat-making factory and in the Hebrew book printing works in Frankfurt an der Oder. Free excursion days to ten towns and cities in Brandenburg can be booked – Potsdam, Perleberg, Templin, Luckenwalde, Oranienburg, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg a. d. Havel, Eberswalde, Calau and Wriezen. The excursion days are being funded by the LEO BAECK PROGRAMME.
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FUNDING NEWS

CONFERENCE: SOCIETY NEEDS THE ELDERLY. NEW SOCIAL ACTIVITY OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

CONFERENCE: SOCIETY NEEDS THE ELDERLY. NEW SOCIAL ACTIVITY OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

The conference was held in Warsaw on 10 June 2014 within the framework of the funding programme DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM OPFER and was organised by the “Polish-German Reconciliation” Foundation. It was attended by representatives of the Polish Senate, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and survivors of the National Socialist dictatorship. The speakers at the conference addressed the situation of elderly people and the long-term senior citizen policy in Poland, activities for the older generation in Poland and the influence of various traumata on Polish society.
read more about the conference in Polish

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “FORCED LABOUR. THE GERMANS, THE FORCED LABOURERS AND THE WAR” IN PRAGUE CASTLE

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “FORCED LABOUR. THE GERMANS, THE FORCED LABOURERS AND THE WAR” IN PRAGUE CASTLE

On 1 July 2014 the international travelling exhibition "Forced labour. The Germans, the forced labourers and the war" of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation was opened in the Belvedere of Prague Castle. The joint patrons of the exhibition, which was initiated and is being funded by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ), are the President of the Czech Republic, Milohš Zeman, and the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck. This stop of the exhibition is being organised by the administration of Prague Castle with support from the German-Czech Future Fund and the Czech Foundation Forum 2000.
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NEW PROJECT: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM WITH REDUCED OR NO MOBILITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

NEW PROJECT: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM WITH REDUCED OR NO MOBILITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Various psychosocial and therapeutic services are to be used by around 350 elderly people, especially victims of National Socialism, at 13 different locations. The services are to be organised by the project executing agencies Živá Pamet, the Czech Caritas and the association Barevný deti in retirement homes as well as in the elderly people's own homes. The services are targeted at people with reduced or no mobility who are to receive individual support in everyday life and be helped to emerge from their isolation. In addition advisory services regarding social matters and help in applying for possible state benefits will be organised.
to the website of Živá paměť

ONLINE ARCHIVE “FORCED LABOUR 1939-1945” CAN NOW ALSO BE DOWNLOADED IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN

ONLINE ARCHIVE “FORCED LABOUR 1939-1945” CAN NOW ALSO BE DOWNLOADED IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN

The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at the Freie Universität (Free University) Berlin (CeDiS) has expanded the user interface and the data on persons and interviews of the online archive “Forced Labour 1939-1945” to include English and Russian language versions. Around 20,000 register entries covering places, camps, firms and names have been translated into the two languages. It is planned to expand the archive further with other language versions. The multilingual online archive is initially published in a Beta version. The Foundation is funding the archive with its interviews conducted in 25 languages.
Online-archive in English

PROJECT OF SCHOOL PUPILS – JEWISH LIFE IN WOLMIRSTEDT

PROJECT OF SCHOOL PUPILS – JEWISH LIFE IN WOLMIRSTEDT

On 4 July.2014 an exhibition panel on Jewish life was handed over to the municipal museum “Stadtmuseum” in Wolmirstedt, Saxony-Anhalt. It will complement the permanent exhibition on the history of the town in future and represents successful completion of the one-year project “Jewish life in Wolmirstedt”, which produced e.g. a brochure and a geocaching tour on the subject. The project was implemented by the registered association Saxony-Anhalt regional association for cultural education of children and young people in cooperation with the cultural agency Zeitreise-Manufaktur and pupils from the Kurfürst-Joachim-Friedrich High School Wolmirstedt. The Foundation EVZ funded the project in its LEO BAECK PROGRAMME.
to the programme

PANEL DISCUSSION – EYEWITNESSES OF THE WARSAW UPRISING AT THE FOUNDATION EVZ

PANEL DISCUSSION – EYEWITNESSES OF THE WARSAW UPRISING AT THE FOUNDATION EVZ

On 28 July six eyewitnesses of the Warsaw uprising were invited to attend a press conference at the Foundation EVZ. In 1944, as the Soviet troops approached the city, the citizens of Warsaw rebelled against the German occupiers. “After five years of war, after the tragic events that happened every day, I wanted to fight for the liberation of Poland and accompanied my father to his Unit”, said Bogdan Bartnikowski, who was twelve years old at the time. The uprising ended tragically. 150,000 Poles, above all civilians, died. 650,000 citizens were expelled from Warsaw and the Germans destroyed the city. On 29 July the exhibition “Warsaw Uprising 1944” in the Topography of Terror was opened by Poland’s President Komorowski and the Germany’s President Gauck. The visit by the eyewitnesses was organised by the “Polish-German Reconciliation” Foundation.
Foundation “Polish-German Reconciliation”

EXPERT WORKSHOP IN ISRAEL – PREJUDICES, STEREOTYPES AND XENOPHOBIA

EXPERT WORKSHOP IN ISRAEL – PREJUDICES, STEREOTYPES AND XENOPHOBIA

On 22 and 23 June 2014 the Holocaust Memorial Site Massuah - International Institute for Holocaust Studies organised a two-day expert workshop for Israeli education experts and stakeholders on the subject of education against prejudices, stereotypes and xenophobia. Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict Research of the University of Bielefeld spoke about European experiences of group-focused enmity. The event was funded in the programme TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS.
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REMEMBRANCE IN AUSCHWITZ

REMEMBRANCE IN AUSCHWITZ

Remembrance of the murder of the last 2,900 surviving Sinti and Roma was kept alive on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the “Gypsy camp” in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the night of 2 to 3 August 1944. The Foundation EVZ funded three projects. In its programme PARTNERSHIPS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM it enabled a delegation of Polish, Czech and Ukrainian Sinti and Roma who survived National Socialist persecution to attend the memorial event. A journey by German Sinti and Roma, organised by the registered association Documentation and Cultural Centre German Sinti and Roma was funded via the programme ENCOUNTERS WITH EYEWITNESSES. A project by the registered association Amaro Drom, an inter-cultural youth association of Roma and non-Roma, was funded within the context of the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE funding programme to enable young people from Macedonia, the Czech Republic and Germany to attend too. Ahead of the official commemoration, an encounter with invited eyewitnesses was held for young people and other interested individuals. The meeting was organised by the Polish project executing organisation Roma People Association in Auschwitz.
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ARCHIVE MATERIAL FROM YAD VASHEM ONLINE

ARCHIVE MATERIAL FROM YAD VASHEM ONLINE

Since 2012 the Israeli memorial site Yad Vashem has been working with support from the Foundation EVZ to digitise archive material on the “Righteous Among the Nations”. Information on 404 German rescuers and 1818 Polish rescuers has been placed online. It includes entries on such well-known individuals as Oskar Schindler or Władysław Bartoszewski. The data pool comprising altogether 4000 files from the archive of the “Righteous Among the Nations” on around 6,300 Polish and about 500 German rescuers is to be placed online by 2015. The memorial site Yad Vashem hopes that the project will provide impulses for a further search for rescuers. The archive of the “Righteous Among the Nations” was set up by the Israeli memorial site Yad Vashem in 1962 and preserves the memory of non-Jewish people who helped persecuted Jews in the National Socialist era.
to the database of the “Righteous Among the Nations” of Yad Vashem

EXPERT MEETING – “STORIES THAT MOVE”

EXPERT MEETING – “STORIES THAT MOVE”

On 16 June 2014 the Foundation opened the one-week meeting of experts on education strategies against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination in Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office. Over 70 experts from 14 countries accepted the invitation issued by the Anne Frank Zentrum and other partners in cooperation to discuss these issues. The outcome is to be a new web portal. The Foundation EVZ is funding this project.
© Anne Frank Zentrum, photo: Swen Rudolph
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45 NEW “DIALOGUE FORUM” PROJECTS

45 NEW “DIALOGUE FORUM” PROJECTS

The programme executing agencies organise activities to benefit victims of National Socialism together with other elderly and younger people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. People with reduced or no mobility are also included and the younger volunteers visit them or provide assistance and support. The projects aim to contribute to recognition in society and participation in community life for the victims of National Socialism. There will be a new call for applications in Ukraine and in Belarus at the beginning of October. Civil society organisations that work to help victims of National Socialism in their countries can find further information about this (in Russian) as of October at www. mestovstrechi.info

CAPITAL INVESTMENT – ETHICAL INVESTMENT REVIEW AND BLACK LIST FOR INVESTMENTS

CAPITAL INVESTMENT – ETHICAL INVESTMENT REVIEW AND BLACK LIST FOR INVESTMENTS

In the second year of its ethical investment review, the Foundation EVZ is divesting itself of capital investments worth EUR 1.32 million. The assets comprise companies that have been the subject of criticism for infringing human rights in mining operations, the chemical industry and the supply industry – Glencore, Goldcorp and Johnson Matthey PLC. All three undertakings have failed to cooperate (convincingly) in the Foundation’s ethical investment review. These companies have been added to the Foundation’s blacklist for investments. Apple, Shell, Wal-Mart-Stores and Barrick Gold were excluded from capital investments already in 2013.
article by the responsible investor

NEW PUBLICATIONS

ARMENIANS SAND THE WAR 1941 TO 1945 – MEMORIES OF CAPTIVITY AS PRISONERS OF WAR, FORCED LABOUR AND LIFE AFTERWARDS

ARMENIANS SAND THE WAR 1941 TO 1945 – MEMORIES OF CAPTIVITY AS PRISONERS OF WAR, FORCED LABOUR AND LIFE AFTERWARDS

The brochure shows the life stories of 23 Armenians who suffered under the National Socialist regime as Soviet prisoners of war, civilian forced labourers or survivors of the Leningrad Blockade. Today the elderly people from Yerevan, Vanadzor and the province of Tavush often live in isolation and need. In order to improve their life situation they are being cared for in a joint project of the German Red Cross (Baden-Württemberg state group) and the Armenian Red Cross that has organised a visiting and care service. The Foundation EVZ funded the project in Armenia from 2004 to 2014. The exhibition is available for lending (contact via Michael Uibel: m.uibel@drk-bw.de).
to the website of the German Red Cross, state group Baden-Württemberg

CURRENT CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

PILOT CALL FOR APPLICATIONS “THEATRE PROJECTS WITH TESTIMONIES OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM”

PILOT CALL FOR APPLICATIONS “THEATRE PROJECTS WITH TESTIMONIES OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM”

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, only a few survivors of National Socialism can still hand down their memories to younger people personally. However their testimonies – diaries and letters, eyewitness reports and autobiographies, poems, music, photos and pictures – offer us avenues of access to their fates. Projects that explore and aim to stage individual fates of National Socialist persecutees with the help of these testimonies are invited to apply for funding. Project approvals should be announced by the end of 2014, so that it will only be possible to start projects at the earliest at the beginning of 2015.
read more about the call for applications

Europeans for Peace

Europeans for Peace

The new call for applications in the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE funding programme for 2015/16 has started! For the third time projects on the theme “Watch out: discrimination! Projects on exclusion then and now” can be funded. Schools or non-school education institutions can join up in international partnerships and apply for funding for joint projects. In the projects young people explore discrimination and persecution under National Socialism or current forms of discrimination against the background of Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ban on discrimination. The projects can adopt a historical or a present-day approach to the topic, or a combination of both. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2014.
more information and the application form

FORCED LABOUR AND 'FORGOTTEN VICTIMS' – REMEMBRANCE OF NATIONAL SOCIALIST INJUSTICE

FORCED LABOUR AND 'FORGOTTEN VICTIMS' – REMEMBRANCE OF NATIONAL SOCIALIST INJUSTICE

In the Foundation’s new funding programme FORCED LABOUR AND 'FORGOTTEN VICTMS', international projects that examine the history of forced labour under National Socialism or “forgotten” victim groups of the National Socialist era can apply for funding. Subsidies for international conferences that address the subject of forced labour under National Socialism in a cross-contextual manner may also be requested.
to the call for applications

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