Newsletter 02/2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS

14 – 19 MAY 2017 ~ SALZBURG GLOBAL LGBT FORUM - HOME: SAFETY, WELLNESS, AND BELONGING

14 – 19 MAY 2017 ~ SALZBURG GLOBAL LGBT FORUM - HOME: SAFETY, WELLNESS, AND BELONGING

60 people from 30 countries and various areas such as politics, law, human rights, culture, the arts and religion are meeting in order to discuss the subjects of family, migration and wellbeing for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and Trans* (LSBT). A wide-ranging programme with interactive formats offers a protected space for the exchange of experience and development of new ideas. Dr. Andreas Eberhardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EVZ Foundation, will take part in an international panel together with other high-ranking representatives of international organisations, embassies and governments discussing the support of LSBT organisations and their international networking. The Salzburg Global LGBT Forum was initiated in 2013 and has been developing an international network of people from areas such as human rights, the arts and religion ever since. The Forum currently comprises representatives of more than 65 countries and promotes an open dialogue on issues of the LSBT community in several contexts.
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16 – 17 MAY 2017 ~ WORKSHOP: LEARNING FROM GOOD PRACTICE

16 – 17 MAY 2017 ~ WORKSHOP: LEARNING FROM GOOD PRACTICE

In Kiev, 40 representatives are meeting of Ukrainian projects sponsored by the EVZ Foundation within the "Dialogue Forum" programme. It is the aim of the workshop to have an exchange about experience and successful methods of activation and support of survivors of National Socialist persecution. This event is being organised by the consultants Jochen Töpfer and Bohdan Maslych within the framework of an evaluation, which the EVZ Foundation has commissioned with the aim of further developing their humanitarian programmes.
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20 MAY 2017, 7:30 PM ~ THEATRE PREMIERE: "COHN BUCKY LEVY – THE LOSS"

20 MAY 2017, 7:30 PM ~ THEATRE PREMIERE: "COHN BUCKY LEVY – THE LOSS"

The theatre project "Cohn Bucky Levy – The Loss" deals with the story of the families Cohn, Bucky and Levy. In 1890, the three sisters Cohn opened their little shop in Markt 23 in Altenburg, which was continued a few decades later under the management of Sally Bucky and then of Albert Levy. "M.&S. Cohn" advanced to one of the largest and most successful department stores of the region. The play leads us to various original locations in the town and thus recounts a chapter of Altenburg history bringing it back into public awareness in a memorable and deep manner. As of 1933, the families became victims of the National Socialists. Some family members were able to flee in time; others were arrested, deported and finally murdered in the concentration camps. The piece was sponsored within the programme "Theatre projects with testimonies of victims of National Socialism”.
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25 – 27 MAY ~ 36. DEUTSCHER EVANGELISCHER KIRCHENTAG 2017 (36TH GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH CONGRESS)

25 – 27 MAY ~ 36. DEUTSCHER EVANGELISCHER KIRCHENTAG 2017 (36TH GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH CONGRESS)

The EVZ Foundation is participating in the 36th Protestant Church Congress 2017 in Berlin with an information stall in the “Market of Possibilities”. In Fair Hall 2.1, staff members present the international funding involvement of the EVZ Foundation, especially their youth funding programme EUROPEANS FOR PEACE and the German-Ukrainian funding programme MEET UP!.
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30 MAY, 7.30 PM ~ PRESENTATION WITH DISCUSSION - POST-TRUMP ELECTION: RACE IN THE UNITED STATES

30 MAY, 7.30 PM ~ PRESENTATION WITH DISCUSSION - POST-TRUMP ELECTION: RACE IN THE UNITED STATES

The professor of law at the Georgia State University in Atlanta, Tanya Monique Washington, will deliver a lecture on “Race Relations”, the relationship between ethnic groups in the United State of America, for international students within the framework of the summer programme of Humanity in Action in Germany supported by the EVZ Foundation. Besides a brief historical introduction, she is going to highlight what influence the election of Donald Trump has had on “Race Relations” in the USA so far and what the impact is going to be during his presidency over the next four years.
Venue: Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm Centre, Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 1-3, 10117 Berlin
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MAY – JUNE 2017 ~ COMPETITION: COUNTRY FINALS "JUGEND DEBATTIERT INTERNATIONAL" 2017

MAY – JUNE 2017 ~ COMPETITION: COUNTRY FINALS "JUGEND DEBATTIERT INTERNATIONAL" 2017

"Jugend debattiert international" is a German-language debating competition for young people from ten Central and Eastern European countries. The competition aims at stimulating debate about human rights and their historical background. Debating is to be strengthened as a medium of political culture and democratic discourse. The project is conducted in the German language in order to promote German language skills in the countries involved and to develop bilateral cultural relations at the same time. Since April 2017, the country winners have been selected in the ten participating countries. The country finals are being coordinated by the Goethe-Institute in Prague and are conducted by the Goethe-Institutes of the respective countries.
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1 JUNE 2017, 2 PM ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: TIME TO REACT – STRENGTHENING THE SPACE OF ACTION FOR CIVIC SOCIETY

1 JUNE 2017, 2 PM ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: TIME TO REACT – STRENGTHENING THE SPACE OF ACTION FOR CIVIC SOCIETY

The Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation and the German Federal Foreign Office extend the invitation for an international conference that is focusing on the phenomenon of “closing space” for civil society organisations. Organisations that work for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, Trans* and Inter* (LSBTI) are especially affected by this phenomenon. Within the framework of this conference, the participants are going to reflect on the significance of this general development for the LSBTI Organisations. The conference is addressed to representatives of foreign policy, of development cooperation, to foundations and to non-governmental organisations. Registration is possible until 22 May.
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8 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ READING: DIVERS! GERMAN-ISRAELI SPOKEN-WORD AND POETRY SLAM-PROJECT

8 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ READING: DIVERS! GERMAN-ISRAELI SPOKEN-WORD AND POETRY SLAM-PROJECT

DiVers! Is a project by young people on the subject of recognition and diversity. It focuses on the process of identity finding among young people. How can people build their own identity and a positive group membership without discriminating against members of other groups and individuals? Origin, gender, sexual orientation and a lot more plays a role in the definition of one SELF. In the project, the participants deal with everyday experience of discrimination in the form of racism, sexism, Antisemitism and xenophobia from many perspectives. The texts, poems and Spoken-Word-Performances in Berlin and Jerusalem are the result of the joint project work.
Venue: Theater "Expedition Metropolis", Ohlauer Straße 41, 10999 Berlin
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13 JUNE 2017, 6 PM ~ FILM PREMIERE WITH DISCUSSION: "SHAPING IDENTITIES!"

13 JUNE 2017, 6 PM ~ FILM PREMIERE WITH DISCUSSION: "SHAPING IDENTITIES!"

The 45-minute film documentation accompanies the participants of the "Shaping Identities!" youth meeting. Through the work on a joint theatre project, they get to know the homeland and a faraway place, Israel and Germany, families and friends, themselves and “the others” from different and challenging perspectives. In short portraits, the documentation asks what it means to become an adult today and how young people handle this situation. Individual and collective construction of identity forms the field of tension for an honest look at the German-Israeli relations in the past and the present.
Venue: Kino Central, second backyard, Rosenthaler Strasse 39, 10178 Berlin
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14 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ BOOK PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION - LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCES? THE GERMAN COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR NAZI-ERA FORCED LABOR

14 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ BOOK PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION - LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCES? THE GERMAN COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR NAZI-ERA FORCED LABOR

Can one learn from the German experience in addressing a massive-scale injustice and dealing with compensation issues in other countries? Ten years after the end of the compensation payments to former forced labourers, the EVZ Foundation introduces the publication "The German Compensation Program for Forced Labor: Practice and Experiences", which deals with challenges and "lessons learned" in compensation. The publication, which will be available online as of June 2017, presents an answer to the international interest in conducting compensation payments, experienced by the EVZ Foundation over the past years. At the same time, this secures that the institutional knowledge on the practical design of one of the largest scale compensation programmes ever is not lost.
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19 – 20 JUNE ~ CONFERENCE: PERSPECTIVES – ANTISEMITISM-CRITICAL FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: "RIGHT-WING POPULISM AND HOSTILITY TOWARDS JEWS. CONTINUITY – BREAKS – CHALLENGES"

19 – 20 JUNE ~ CONFERENCE: PERSPECTIVES – ANTISEMITISM-CRITICAL FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: "RIGHT-WING POPULISM AND HOSTILITY TOWARDS JEWS. CONTINUITY – BREAKS – CHALLENGES"

The rise of right-wing populism in Germany and Europe poses new challenges for Antisemitism-critical educational work. The eighth “Perspectives” conference aims at analysing the rise in populist ideologies as a reaction to modern developments and at addressing the question of how to react to a strengthening of right-wing populist viewpoints in society. The organisers were able to win the TV presenter and activist Mo Asumang for the public evening event with the title "Alone among racists". The conference series "Perspectives. Antisemitism-critical Forum for Education and Research" is a collaborative project conducted together with the Anne Frank Educational Centre, Frankfurt-on-Main, of the Educational Centre of the Fritz Bauer Institute and the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, the Centre for Antisemitism Research of the Technical University of Berlin and the EVZ Foundation. The 2017 conference is also sponsored with funds from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth within the "Live Democracy" programme.
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20 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ BOOK PRESENTATION: MARGINALISED! WHY? VICTIMS OF FORCED STERILISATION AND "EUTHANASIA” IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

20 JUNE 2017, 7 PM ~ BOOK PRESENTATION: MARGINALISED! WHY? VICTIMS OF FORCED STERILISATION AND "EUTHANASIA” IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

The book "Marginalised! Why? Victims of Forced Sterilisation and Euthanasia in the Federal Republic of Germany", sponsored by the EVZ Foundation, is presented at this event. The foundations of the Topography of Terror Documentation Centre and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe extend the invitation with the support of the EVZ Foundation, Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e. V. (Lest we forget – For Democracy) and the Metropol publishers. Drama students of the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art Berlin read from biographies of victims. Using exemplary life journeys, the lives of those who were victims to forced sterilisation and “euthanasia” are explored in post-war society.
Venue: Documentation Centre Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin
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22 – 25 JUNE 2017 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: HUMANITY IN ACTION E. V.

22 – 25 JUNE 2017 ~ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: HUMANITY IN ACTION E. V.

250 international fellows from Europe and the USA meet after the summer programmes "International Human Rights Dialogue and Action Academy" in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Sarajevo and Warsaw for the eighth international Humanity in Action Conference in Berlin. Humanity in Action promotes the learning from history and the advocacy of human rights through international educational programmes for committed young adults. The aim is to embed the human rights in professional and personal thought and action. The EVZ Foundation supports the summer programmes in Germany and in Poland.
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29 JUNE 2017, 6 PM ~ DISCUSSION: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY – PROSECUTION, REMEMBRANCE, EDUCATION

29 JUNE 2017, 6 PM ~ DISCUSSION: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY – PROSECUTION, REMEMBRANCE, EDUCATION

When looking at crimes against humanity and their prosecution, it is above all about the contemporary interpretation of the dimensions of perpetrators, victims and responsibility. The awareness is to be heightened of human rights as the yardstick in dealing with the experience of collective violence and remembrance as well as for “human rights as a memory”. The development of international prosecution of human rights violations is analysed and the focus is placed on the perspectives of the victims, remembrance, and compensation.
Venue: Berlin City Hall, Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin
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FUNDING NEWS

STEERING GROUP: "DIALOGUE FORUM"

STEERING GROUP: "DIALOGUE FORUM"

From 26 to 28 April 2017, the international steering group of the funding programme “Dialogue Forum” met for the 15th time. The representatives each of the programme bodies from Moscow (CAF Russia), Kiev (Turbota pro Litnih v Ukraini) and Minsk (MOO Understanding), the coordinator for press and PR-work living in Kiev as well as the EVZ Foundation staff membes responsible for the funding programme discussed current issues of programme implementation and developments among the target groups over three days. The coach and project manager Carolin Savchuk facilitated the meeting. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EVZ Foundation, Dr. Eberhardt, welcomed the East European guests and shared some information and impressions on the situation of the people who were persecuted during National Socialism. The funding programme "Dialogue Forum" will be issue a call for applications for the tenth time in the autumn of this year.
more information on the funding programme

SHORT FILMS: SURVIVORS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE

SHORT FILMS: SURVIVORS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE

In three 2-minute clips, survivors of National Socialism remember those people who saved their lives during the Second World War. The short films come from the history competition "Being a Human" of the programme "Dialogue Forum" and were broadcast on Ukrainian TV from 8 to 10 May. The competition accommodated the need of many very elderly people to also remember the good deeds or to express their gratitude towards another person and to make this public with a little story.
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EXHIBITION OPENING: "... LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR"

EXHIBITION OPENING: "... LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR"

On 8 May, the exhibition was opened in the village of Yevgenivka (Snigurivka District, Mykolajiv Region). It portraits 12 participants – by way of example – of projects supported by the EVZ Foundation within the “Dialogue Forum” programme. The sensitively portrayed life stories bear witness to unimaginable suffering but also to strength and courage to face life.
After the opening at the cultural Centre of the village, all participants remembered the soldiers who liberated the village Yevgenivka at the end of the Second World War. The "Dialogue Forum" programme supports the "Vivat" Association on site. "Vivat" set up a meeting place for elderly people, among them victims of National Socialism, which supports them in their leisure-time activities. This is to help overcome their isolation and improve their life situation.
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PROJECT MEETING: FACING ANTISEMITISM AND ANTIGYPSYISM

PROJECT MEETING: FACING ANTISEMITISM AND ANTIGYPSYISM

From 3 to 5 April, 23 project leaders from 12 sponsored practical projects from Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary came together for a qualification and networking meeting in Berlin. Apart from inputs on the subjects such as monitoring and evaluation, dealing with hate speech on the Internet, challenges in teacher training, there was the joint reflection about individual projects and the mutual feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Excursions to selected Berlin projects supplemented the programme. more

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF MORE THAN 25,000 JEWS AND ROMA IN ROSTOV-ON-DON

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF MORE THAN 25,000 JEWS AND ROMA IN ROSTOV-ON-DON

From 11 to 15 August 2017, the Jewish organisation Hesed Sholom Ber is holding manifold events in Rostov-on-Don remembering the mass murder of about 27,000 inhabitants, primarily Jews, of Rostov-on-Don by “Einsatzgruppe D” from 11 to 12 August 1942. The main event is a march of commemoration on 13 August. The EVZ Foundation has funded a meeting project of Hesed Sholom Ber between the Jewish and the Roma community on site. A travelling exhibition with biographies or murdered Roma people is being prepared for the anniversary.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

SERIES: BITTER PAST! – BETTER FUTURE?

SERIES: BITTER PAST! – BETTER FUTURE?

The first two volumes of the Series of the Association Child Survivors Deutschland e. V. have been published. They have been sponsored by the EVZ Foundation and the Central Council of Jews in Germany and is produced by Hentrich & Hentrich publishers. In 18 countries, there are currently 55 groups of Child Survivors, who survived the persecution by the Nazis as children until 1945. With this series of books, the experience of child survivors is highlighted before and after 1945 in the context of current problems and future prospects.
Volume 1
Philipp Sonntag: Wir Überlebende des Nazi-Terrors in Aktion (We survivors of Nazi terror in action)
108 pages, brochure, Euro 14.90, ISBN 978-3-95565-211-1
Volume 2
Liesel Binzer: Ich prägte mein Leben in – wegen – trotz Theresienstadt (I determined my life in – because – despite Theresienstadt)
84 pages, 24 fig., brochure, Euro 12.90, ISBN 978-3-95565-212-8
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CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

SOGIDARITY. AGAINST DISCRIMINATION DUE TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

SOGIDARITY. AGAINST DISCRIMINATION DUE TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

The EVZ Foundation – with the support of Dreilinden gGmbH – promotes projects that fight discrimination due to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as well as projects that implement universal human rights for LSBTI. The programme supports alliances of LSBTI organisations with players from the state, civic society and the working world who advocate human rights. The EVZ Foundation wants to support projects in Eastern Europe once more in the year 2017. The call for applications and the application forms are available for download on the website.
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Latcho Dives - funding programme for survivors of the Romani Genocide

Latcho Dives - funding programme for survivors of the Romani Genocide

The funding programme „ Latcho Dives!“ started last year in the Europeans countries of the former Soviet Union. Now the second call for applications is directed at civil society organisations from seven Central and Southern European countries.
With the funding programme “Latcho Dives!” the Foundation EVZ seeks to recognize the persecution histories of survivors of the Roma Genocide, as well as to help to improve their health and social conditions. It also aims to support civil society organisations that engage on behalf of Roma.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2017.
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