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THE FOUNDATION REMEMBRANCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND FUTURE (EVZ)

In remembrance of the victims of National Socialist injustice, EVZ Foundation works to promote human rights and understanding between peoples. The Foundation is thus an expression of the continuing political and moral responsibility of the state, the private sector and society as a whole for Nazi injustice and towards the victims.

The Foundation supports international projects in the following areas:

  •     A critical examination of history
  •     Working for human rights
  •     Commitment to the victims of National Socialism


The EVZ Foundation was established in 2000, primarily to make payments to former forced labourers. The payments programmes were completed in 2007. The Foundation’s capital of EUR 5.2 billion was provided by the German Government and German industry. A total of EUR 358 million was set aside as Foundation capital in order to finance project support. The Foundation finances its long-term funding activities out of the income generated by this capital.

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