The discovery of numerous forced laborers' letters in Ukrainian archives began with a family story and a mystery. The three Stroyeva sisters were deported to Germany in 1943 from Kalynivka in the Makariv district not far from Kiev to do forced labor in a wagon factory in Gotha, Thuringia.
On December 28th, the Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the “liquidation" of the non-governmental organization Memorial International in Moscow. The forced dissolution of the organization, founded in 1992, was preceded by repression extending to attacks on its events.
The diplomat and bridge builder passed away in January 2022. Johannes Bauch was member of the board of the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future from December 2002 to September 2003. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Johannes Bauch.
On December 10, the play "Staying alive" premiered in Frankfurt. An inclusive and diverse youth ensemble translated six biographies from the exhibition "Kinderemigration aus Frankfurt" (Child emigration from Frankfurt) into text, movement, sound and image. Further performances: 24.02., 01.03. and 28.04.2022.
The project #LastSeen focuses on the images of the deportations from the German Reich between 1938 and 1945. The photographs show the final moment of exclusion from society - in public. They are particularly suitable for conveying and understanding the mechanisms of action of National Socialism.