Newsletter 03/2015


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11 SEPTEMBER 2015, 18:00 ~ “WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER EDUCATION”. RECOMMENDATIONS ON EQUALITY IN EDUCATION FOR SINTI AND ROMA IN GERMANY

How can we improve access to education for Sinti and Roma? How can we guarantee equal opportunities for them? What basic principles must we keep in mind to ensure that educational participation and success rates improve? And how can we gather the necessary data and conduct academic studies? To address these issues, the Foundation EVZ set up a nationwide working group in which specialists from Sinti and Roma organisations played a major role. Experts from the federal states, local authorities, foundations and research were brought on board as equals. Federal government representatives attended the working group meetings and provided support and advice. After two years in the making, the jointly formulated recommendations will now be presented and discussed in public for the first time.
Welcome addresses will be given by Günter Saathoff, Co-Director of the Foundation EVZ, Romani Rose, Chair of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, and Brunhild Kurth, President of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (to be confirmed).
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UPCOMING EVENTS

1 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: FORCED LABOUR IN RURAL AREAS – BÜCKEBURG UNDER THE SWASTIKA, BERLIN

1 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: FORCED LABOUR IN RURAL AREAS – BÜCKEBURG UNDER THE SWASTIKA, BERLIN

On the 76th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland and the start of the Second World War, the Foundation EVZ and the “Forced labour” project group will promote remembrance of the fate of the forced labourers under National Socialism. Bückeburg, in Lower Saxony, is typical of the rural towns in which deported workers from the East (Ostarbeiter) were exploited in Nazi Germany: forced labour was everywhere. How many forced labourers were in Bückeburg and the surrounding area? Where did they come from, where did they stay and how did they live? The exhibition reveals “what it was like with us” and tells the stories behind the individual fates. Building on what we already know, the exhibition brings new information to light and puts the events into historical perspective.
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1 SEPTEMBER 2015 BONN AND 14 OCTOBER SAARBRÜCKEN ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “LIVES IN DISTRESS” – ROMA SURVIVORS OF THE NAZI TERROR IN UKRAINE

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 BONN AND 14 OCTOBER SAARBRÜCKEN ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “LIVES IN DISTRESS” – ROMA SURVIVORS OF THE NAZI TERROR IN UKRAINE

Sixteen Roma who survived German tyranny in Ukraine during the Second World War report on the manifold events that shaped their lives during the war and the post-war period and on their lives today. In May 2012, photographer Birgit Meixner produced portraits of Roma in Ukraine who were taking part in Foundation projects. The photos capture moments in the lives of an ethnic minority group who are still subjected to distress today. The projects for Roma in need are supported through the Foundation's humanitarian programmes.
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Bern Rauls, General Manager of the Saarland Democracy Foundation, will open the exhibition in Saarbrücken on 14 October. Drawing on the exhibition theme, Professor Klaus-Michael Bogdal will give a speech entitled “Europe invents gypsies. How can fascination and contempt exist side by side?” on 9 December.
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17 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ LECTURE: WAR IS WAR? GERMAN OCCUPATION IN FRANCE AND THE SOVIET UNION 1940-1944

17 SEPTEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ LECTURE: WAR IS WAR? GERMAN OCCUPATION IN FRANCE AND THE SOVIET UNION 1940-1944

During the four-year occupation of France and the Soviet Union in the Second World War, German armed forces plundered resources and terrorised the population. What was the fundamental difference in the planning and practice of German occupation in the two regions? How important were racism and the “living space” ideology under German rule on a day-to-day basis? The lecture outlines the common features and fundamental differences exhibited in the German methods of warfare and occupation in the two countries. It examines the particular motivation and momentum driving the crimes against the civilian population and POWs in eastern Europe, and questions the significance of this ideology in these operations. Professor Johannes Hürter is head of the Department for Contemporary History Until 1945 at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin. The lecture series “Victims of the German living space policy in Eastern Europe. A comparative perspective” has been organised by the Memorial Site for the Victims of the Nazi Living Space Policy and is supported by the Foundation EVZ.
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22-24 SEPTEMBER 2015 ~ WORKSHOPS: PARTNERSHIPS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM: REMEMBER – BUT HOW? POLISH-GERMAN WORKSHOPS ON “DIFFICULT” MEMORIES IN ZAMOSC (LESSER POLAND)

22-24 SEPTEMBER 2015 ~ WORKSHOPS: PARTNERSHIPS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM: REMEMBER – BUT HOW? POLISH-GERMAN WORKSHOPS ON “DIFFICULT” MEMORIES IN ZAMOSC (LESSER POLAND)

Promising approaches to remembrance work in the post-eyewitness era are being sought in workshops such as those on “Literature as a medium of remembrance”, “Film as an instrument of education work” and “Teaching methods for sites of remembrance from the Second World War”. This event, which is taking place as part of the project “Always in demand. Polish-German partnership to improve the quality of life for victims of National Socialism in Zamosc and Cologne”, is being organised by the Volunteer Centre in Zamosc and the Federal Information and Counselling Association for Victims of National Socialism. Taking part will be volunteers and educators from the project region who are committed to helping the survivors of National Socialism.
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11-16 SEPTEMBER 2015 ~ THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ACTION N! A NATIONAL SOCIALIST COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION IN NEUKÖLLN

11-16 SEPTEMBER 2015 ~ THEATRE PERFORMANCE: ACTION N! A NATIONAL SOCIALIST COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION IN NEUKÖLLN

Who was Simon Luft? Until 1935, he was a shoemaker in Berliner Strasse in Neukölln. Six years later he was one of the 53 Jewish inhabitants of Neukölln who were deported to Minsk on 14 November 1941. His meagre possessions were stored in the former Bergstrasse, in what used to be a ballroom – today the Heimathafen theatre in Neukölln. Together with the Heimathafen team, a group of Neukölln citizens embarked on a fact-finding mission, looking for the people behind the furniture, finding out where they are now, and gradually putting the pieces of the story together. The result: a play about guilt and debts, ordinary people, and what that all has to do with us.
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2-3 OCTOBER 2015 ~ INFORMATION STAND: PEOPLES FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE MAIN CELEBRATIONS ON THE DAY OF GERMAN UNIFICATION

2-3 OCTOBER 2015 ~ INFORMATION STAND: PEOPLES FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE MAIN CELEBRATIONS ON THE DAY OF GERMAN UNIFICATION

The Foundation EVZ will present its support work and its payments programmes at the festival, which is part of the main celebrations on the Day of German Unification in downtown Frankfurt am Main. The Foundation's stand will be located on the Liebfrauenberg square as part of the “Platz der Geschichte” (History Square).
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8-11 OCTOBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: “JUSTICE TODAY FOR PEACE TOMORROW”

8-11 OCTOBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: “JUSTICE TODAY FOR PEACE TOMORROW”

From 8 to 11 October 2015, over 100 former participants in the project “Model International Criminal Court (MICC) – simulation of trials before the International Criminal Court for young people and students from Europe, Israel, the USA and the world in Krzyzowa” will be meeting in Berlin at the international conference on “Justice Today for Peace Tomorrow: A conference marking 10 years of MICC”. The conference is being organised by the Krzyzowa Initiative in cooperation with the Topography of Terror Foundation and the Nuremberg Human Rights Center. A kick-off event on the evening of 8 October will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project. Victor Ochen, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and activist from Uganda will be one of the speakers. The Foundation EVZ is supporting the project and the conference. more

13 OCTOBER 2015 ~ SEMINAR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS ON THE SOCIAL WELFARE OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM

13 OCTOBER 2015 ~ SEMINAR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS ON THE SOCIAL WELFARE OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM

Together with the European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) in Prague, the Foundation EVZ is working to improve the social welfare of survivors of National Socialist persecution. On 26 and 27 May at the Foreign Ministry in Prague, Elke Braun and project partners of the Foundation EVZ spoke to over 200 European government representatives, members of civil society and representatives of international organisations about best practices in the provision of support to victims of National Socialism and about the opportunities for cooperation between the state and civil society. ESLI will present the results of the Social Welfare Conference in Prague at the European Parliament on 13 October 2015.
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14 OCTOBER 2015, 18:30 ~ LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION: BETWEEN SOLIDARITY AND ANNIHILATION. THE GERMAN POLICY OF OCCUPATION IN YUGOSLAVIA

14 OCTOBER 2015, 18:30 ~ LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION: BETWEEN SOLIDARITY AND ANNIHILATION. THE GERMAN POLICY OF OCCUPATION IN YUGOSLAVIA

After the Balkan campaign in spring 1941, the German armed forces installed an occupying regime in Serbia that was known for using excessive terror, while in Croatia and Bosnia they supported the rule of the fascist Ustasha. How was this policy to be reconciled with the general racist stigmatisation of Slavs; what were the trade-offs between racist ideology and power politics? As well as addressing these questions, the lecture will focus on whether National Socialist Germany harboured long-term plans for a new order in south-eastern Europe, and how racism impacted on the treatment of the Serbian population. The lecture by Professor Milan Ristovic, Department of Contemporary History at the University of Belgrade, will be followed by a panel discussion on the state of research into the Second World War in south-eastern Europe.
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23 OCTOBER 2015 ~ DEBATING COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL FINAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE 2015

23 OCTOBER 2015 ~ DEBATING COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL FINAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE 2015

The International Youth Debate is a debating competition for young people from eight central and eastern European countries. The competition encourages critical interest in human rights and their historical development, and strengthens debate as a medium of political culture and democratic participation. The competition is held in German in order to promote knowledge of the German language in the participating countries in Europe and to foster bilateral cultural relations. In all, more than 1,900 students at over 140 schools will be taking part. As the climax of the annual competition, the best candidates from each country will demonstrate their skills at the 9th international final of the International Youth Debate, which takes place this year in Riga, Latvia.
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29 OCTOBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “… LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR”, DILLINGEN

29 OCTOBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: “… LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR”, DILLINGEN

The exhibition features portraits of nine exceptional individuals in a generation whose lives were radically changed by the occupation of their countries and persecution by the National Socialists. They are all taking part in projects in the Dialogue Forum funding programme and were photographed and interviewed by journalist Lesya Kharchenko. To date more than 280 projects for victims of National Socialism in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine have been supported through the Dialogue Forum programme. The Catholic Adult Education Association in the Saarlouis District is hosting the exhibition for two weeks at the Oswald von Nell-Breuning Haus in Dillingen.
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31 OCTOBER 2015 ~ DANCE THEATRE AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION: “...SOMBRE STROKES ON THE STRINGS” – PAUL CELAN, SELMA MEERBAUM-EISINGER, ROSE AUSLÄNDER – POETRY AND FATE, GRÖBZIG

31 OCTOBER 2015 ~ DANCE THEATRE AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION: “...SOMBRE STROKES ON THE STRINGS” – PAUL CELAN, SELMA MEERBAUM-EISINGER, ROSE AUSLÄNDER – POETRY AND FATE, GRÖBZIG

The dance theatre works with poems by the three Czernowitz poets, Paul Celan, Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger and Rose Ausländer, whose roots lie in the Jewish German-language culture of the Bukovina region at the beginning of the 20th century. The poems reflect on the Holocaust and the poets’ fate under National Socialist occupation; they bear witness to persecution, ghettoisation, forced labour and survival in hiding. In this production, professional dancers and musicians join with young people from Germany and Ukraine and discover for themselves the lyrical works of these three poets. The dance and dramatic sequences are accompanied by the music of Jewish composers, such as Hans Krasa and Erwin Schulhoff. The performances are presented by the Society of Friends and Supporters of the Synagogue Museum in Gröbzig in cooperation with the Museum for the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews, Czernowitz, Ukraine.
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4 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: FORCED LABOR. THE GERMANS, THE FORCED LABORERS AND THE WAR, HAMBURG

4 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:00 ~ OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION: FORCED LABOR. THE GERMANS, THE FORCED LABORERS AND THE WAR, HAMBURG

More than 20 million men, women and children from almost all countries in Europe were deported to National Socialist Germany as “foreign workers”, prisoners of war and concentration camp inmates, or they worked as forced labourers in German-occupied territory. Forced labourers were certainly part of everyday life in Nazi Germany from 1942 onwards. The deportees, most of them from countries in the east, were deployed everywhere: in armaments factories, on building sites, in agriculture, in manual trades, public institutions and private households. All Germans – whether soldiers in the occupying forces in Poland or farmers in Thuringia – came into contact with forced labourers, and many profited from them. Forced labour was no secret; it was a crime largely open to public view. The international travelling exhibition, organised by the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation, was initiated and supported by the Foundation. The exhibition in Hamburg is also sponsored through funding provided by the special exhibition fund of the cultural authority in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
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6-7 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: “POLITICAL ANTIGYPSYISM” IN BERLIN

6-7 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: “POLITICAL ANTIGYPSYISM” IN BERLIN

The Antisemitism Research Association is holding a conference on “Political antigypsyism” for multipliers, policymakers, administrative bodies, students, activists and journalists in Berlin on 6-7 November 2015. The conference is being organised in cooperation with RomnoKher, the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, and Amaro Drom. The main aim of the two-day event is to examine political agreements in Germany and Europe and the corresponding debates in the German Bundestag. The Foundation EVZ is supporting the conference.
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9 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ PANEL DISCUSSION: #JESUISJUIF. ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS IN FRANCE

9 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ PANEL DISCUSSION: #JESUISJUIF. ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS IN FRANCE

Participants from many countries attending this panel discussion will examine the interdependencies between the economic crisis, the failed integration of people living in the Paris banlieues, the rise of the Front National, prominent secularisation phenomena in Islamism, and antisemitism. This public event is being organised by the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the Center for Research on Antisemitism and the Foundation EVZ.
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11-12 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: FEDERAL INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM, COLOGNE

11-12 NOVEMBER 2015 ~ CONFERENCE: FEDERAL INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM, COLOGNE

For many years, the Federal Information and Counselling Association for Victims of National Socialism and its Israeli partner JDC-ESHEL (Jerusalem) have been implementing joint projects for the survivors of Nazi persecution in Germany and Israel. This cooperation has also given rise to new projects, such as “Warm Homes” in Cologne for Russian-speaking victims of National Socialist persecution, and the Eyewitness Theatre. On 11-12 November the project partners are convening a conference to evaluate the lessons learned so far through German-Israeli cooperation in this field and to develop prospects for new joint initiatives. The conference aims to attract individuals and organisations that implement projects with survivors of National Socialist persecution.
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FUNDING NEWS

EXHIBITION: “BETWEEN SUCCESS AND PERSECUTION – JEWISH STARS IN GERMAN SPORTS TILL 1933 AND BEYOND” IN BERLIN

EXHIBITION: “BETWEEN SUCCESS AND PERSECUTION – JEWISH STARS IN GERMAN SPORTS TILL 1933 AND BEYOND” IN BERLIN

The exhibition “Between Success and Persecution – Jewish Stars in German Sports till 1933 and beyond” opened at Washingtonplatz near Berlin's main railway station on Thursday, 23 July. Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the DFB Cultural Foundation initiated the exhibition as part of the supporting programme for the European Maccabi Games. The exhibition was co-financed by the Foundation EVZ and the German Railways Foundation. Large-scale sculptures in honour of 17 outstanding German-Jewish athletes were on display. Centre stage were stars from the 1920s and 30s who were marginalised under the Nazi regime, robbed of their rights, forced to flee, or murdered. The exhibition was on show at Washingtonplatz in front of the main railway station until 16 August 2015, and can be visited online at www.juedische-sportstars.de.
Photo: Tour for journalists at the opening of the exhibition, accompanied here by Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters und Co-Director Günter Saathoff
Online exhibition

41 NEW DIALOGUE FORUM PROJECTS

41 NEW DIALOGUE FORUM PROJECTS

The agencies implementing the programme organise activities for victims of National Socialism in which they come into contact with other elderly people as well as members of the younger generation in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Individuals with limited mobility or who are immobile are also included, and benefit through the home visits and support provided by the younger participants. One aim of the project is to show broader public recognition for the victims of National Socialism and to encourage their participation in community life. New calls for applications to the programme will be issued in Ukraine and Belarus at the beginning of October. Civil society organisations that wish to work with victims of National Socialism in their countries will find more information from October onwards
here (in Russian and Ukrainian).

HUMANITY IN ACTION POLAND WINS THE INTERCULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

HUMANITY IN ACTION POLAND WINS THE INTERCULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

For the project “Inter@ction zone – Congress on combating hate speech”, the Polish organisation Humanity in Action has won first prize in the Intercultural Achievement Award 2015 organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. The prize was awarded in the category “Recent Events: Best project with reference to current issues”. More than 2oo young activists from Poland took part in the congress, which was held in Warsaw in November 2014. The awards ceremony will be held in Vienna at the beginning of September.
The Foundation EVZ has been supporting Humanity in Action since 2006.
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AUDIO APP: JEWISH STORY/STORIES IN THE BERLIN DISTRICT OF PRENZLAUER BERG

AUDIO APP: JEWISH STORY/STORIES IN THE BERLIN DISTRICT OF PRENZLAUER BERG

At 19 listening stations set up in and around Kollwitzplatz in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, the audio app tells the stories of several Jewish inhabitants from this neighbourhood in the 1920s and 30s. The main characters in the audio tour were children or young people at the time. In their stories, they describe everyday street scenes, family life, events at school and the increasingly anti-Jewish atmosphere. The project was supported through the Leo Baeck Programme.
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PARTNERSHIPS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM: EMERGENCY AID FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND THE ELDERLY IN THE WAR REGIONS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

PARTNERSHIPS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM: EMERGENCY AID FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND THE ELDERLY IN THE WAR REGIONS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

The Meals on Wheels project, which is being implemented by the German Bochum-Donetsk Society and the Donetsk Social Fund, will be launched in Donetsk on 1 September. The plan is to provide hot meals for around 140 elderly people in the ravaged city over a ten-month period. First and foremost, the project targets people who for health reasons had to remain alone in Donetsk when their families fled the war region. Almost half of them are unable to leave their apartments. Since June this year, the Foundation EVZ has been supporting another four emergency aid projects for survivors of National Socialism in several war-torn regions in eastern Ukraine. Around 2,000 elderly people in need are receiving food parcels, medicines, clothing and heating fuel. They are benefiting from comprehensive care in temporary accommodation while their war-damaged houses are being repaired.
More information on individual projects

DOCUMENTARY FILM: DEAF VICTIMS OF FORCED STERILISATION AND EUTHANASIA IN THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST ERA

DOCUMENTARY FILM: DEAF VICTIMS OF FORCED STERILISATION AND EUTHANASIA IN THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST ERA

On 12 July, the documentary film “Deaf victims of forced sterilisation and euthanasia in the National Socialist era” was premiered in Frankfurt am Main. The film gives the nameless and largely unknown deaf victims of National Socialism and their families a “face”, a life story, a place in history, and thereby restores some of their stolen dignity. The film was supported through the “Forced labour and forgotten victims” funding programme.
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GERMAN-UKRAINIAN YOUTH ENCOUNTERS IN GREAT DEMAND!

GERMAN-UKRAINIAN YOUTH ENCOUNTERS IN GREAT DEMAND!

The deadline for applications to the “Meet up! German-Ukrainian youth encounters” funding programme was 31 July. The programme fosters encounters between young Germans and Ukrainians. The large number of applications shows just how keen these young people are to meet up and work together on shaping their Europe. This year the German and Ukrainian participants also have the opportunity to invite young Russians to take part. The projects are diverse: those interested in history are travelling from Görlitz to Ternopil to visit memorial sites for victims of National Socialism and to meet eyewitnesses. Young boxers are training together and discussing ways of integrating disadvantaged young people. Committed Christians are designing societies without walls, while cheerful musicians enliven their town-twinning partnerships. The Funding programme “Meet up: German-Ukrainian youth encounters” is supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation.
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#ERINNERN_KONTROVERS CONFERENCE

#ERINNERN_KONTROVERS CONFERENCE

The #erinnern_kontrovers (controversial memories) conference, organised by the Agency for Education with the support of the Foundation EVZ and the Karlshorst Museum, was held at the Kalkscheune Centre in Berlin on 9-10 July. Around 80 participants from the fields of academia and education took the opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest developments in the culture of remembrance, in particular about the role of civil society in facing the challenges of the migration society and increasing diversity in Germany society. The conference results, including commentary, were made available using graphic recording techniques.
Daily inputs and results

CLASSIC FOR PEACE: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC YOUTH ENCOUNTERS 2015

CLASSIC FOR PEACE: INTERNATIONAL MUSIC YOUTH ENCOUNTERS 2015

From the end of August to early September, the Classic for Peace project is bringing together what belongs together: Highly talented young people from Ukraine and Russia will be making music with young musicians from the Frankfurt Chamber Philharmonic under the baton of Anna Skryleva. As well as pieces composed for standard orchestral instruments, the audience will also be treated to young soloists playing folk instruments such as the bayan, domra and balalaika. The concerts are to be performed in Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Berlin. The project is supported through the Meet up! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters programme.
More information on the concerts

NEW PUBLICATIONS

MEMORIAL SITES IN EDUCATION. THE CONTEXT, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL WORK ON NATIONAL SOCIALIST CRIMES

MEMORIAL SITES IN EDUCATION. THE CONTEXT, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL WORK ON NATIONAL SOCIALIST CRIMES

Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialist crimes are also places of learning. This publication provides an overview of the current status of educational work at these sites. It explains the socio-political context, introduces the fundamental issues and presents the diverse forms of educational work as well as describing a broad range of memorial sites. Offering a link between theory and practice, the book was compiled for staff at memorial sites, teachers in schools and non-school institutions, and students.
more on Metropolverlag

FORMS OF TESTIMONY. REPORTS, WORKS OF ART, STORIES OF THOSE PERSECUTED UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM (VOL. 1) & FROM TESTIMONY TO STORY. VIDEO INTERVIEWS ABOUT NAZI CRIMES. PERSPECTIVES AND EXPERIENCES IN FOUR COUNTRIES (VOL. 2)

FORMS OF TESTIMONY. REPORTS, WORKS OF ART, STORIES OF THOSE PERSECUTED UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM (VOL. 1) & FROM TESTIMONY TO STORY. VIDEO INTERVIEWS ABOUT NAZI CRIMES. PERSPECTIVES AND EXPERIENCES IN FOUR COUNTRIES (VOL. 2)

Over the past decades, the survivors of National Socialism have collected an extensive archive of testimonies with the aim of keeping alive the memory and as a symbolic warning for future generations. The Foundation EVZ is looking for ways to make use of these valuable resource materials in historical and political education. Since 2009, the Foundation has been supporting exchanges between experts in this field in the “Discovering and Understanding” seminars. These online publications aim to make the results of the seminars known to a wider public and to provide impetus for school and non-school education work. Volume 1 contains important contributions and discussions from five nationwide seminars, each focusing on particular types of testimony: video interviews, artistic testimonies, written testimonies and autobiographical eyewitness literature as well as material from National Socialist trials. Volume 2 presents the proceedings of three binational seminars on educational work with eyewitness interviews. These seminars were conducted with the participation of Israeli, Czech and Polish experts.
more on the publications (publication date: 1.9.2015)

VACANT POSITIONS

CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) plans to appoint a new Chairman/Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, if possible by the end of 2015.

(full-time position, four-year period of office, employment contract, remuneration in line with salary grade B6 in the German civil service salary scale)

Please send applications, in electronic form only, to bewerberservice@stiftung-evz.de by 10 September.
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CURRENT CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

FUNDING PROGRAMME TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

FUNDING PROGRAMME TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

Homosexuals were systematically persecuted under the National Socialist regime. But the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) and the underlying ideologies persists even today. Together with the private company Dreilinden, the Foundation EVZ supports projects that combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The present call for applications addresses cooperation projects in Lithuania and Ukraine.
call for applications

FUNDING PROGRAMME: FACING ANTISEMITISM AND ANTIGYPSYISM

FUNDING PROGRAMME: FACING ANTISEMITISM AND ANTIGYPSYISM

Antisemitism and antigypsyism are jeopardising social cohesion in Europe by providing justification for human rights violations and preaching hate. The recently published call for applications is open to projects in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine as well as transnational projects that are seeking support.
call for applications

FUNDING PROGRAMME: REMEMBERING FORCED LABOUR UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

FUNDING PROGRAMME: REMEMBERING FORCED LABOUR UNDER NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

The progress made in coming to terms with forced labour under National Socialism varies greatly throughout Europe. Moreover, in Germany and in countries previously under German occupation and their successor states, there are other groups that suffered Nazi injustice which are still not accorded their rightful place in the culture of remembrance. In Germany, these people are often referred to as the forgotten victims of National Socialism. With this programme, the Foundation EVZ supports projects that take a multiperspective approach and in so doing contribute to the development of a European understanding of history.
call for applications

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE – DISCRIMINATION: WATCH OUT!

EUROPEANS FOR PEACE – DISCRIMINATION: WATCH OUT!

The EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme supports international exchange projects for young people from Germany and countries in central, eastern and south-eastern Europe and Israel. Schools and non-school institutions that are responsible for providing education services can form international partnerships and apply for funding for joint projects. The theme for the current call for applications is: “Discrimination: Watch out! Projects on exclusion then and now”. For ten years, the Foundation EVZ has been successfully mobilising the commitment of young people for human rights and understanding between peoples through the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme.
call for applications

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