Overview and Highlights

Discover highlights and examples from the foundation's activities in 2022.

What kept us busy

The overarching theme of 2022, also for us as the Foundation EVZ, was the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. A few days after the start of the war, our relief and support measures began:

  1. Support for NS Survivors

    Nadezhda Slessarewa (center) came to Germany in April with her husband Alexander and daughter Elena (right) as well as her grandson. The EVZ supported Aid network for Survivors of NS persecution helps the former Nazi forced laborer, who received the Federal Cross of Merit in 2020.


  2. Emergency aid in Ukraine

    Promoters were able to convert approved funds for projects already underway in Ukraine into targeted aid. In the picture: 77-year-old Romni Magdalena Kosoruw from Ushhorod receives an Easter cake.


  3. EVZ Fellowship Program

    A three-month fellowship enabled 13 vulnerable individuals from our partner organizations in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to spend three months abroad in Europe. Read the Interviews with some of the EVZ Fellows here


  4. Vidnova-Fellowships

    Since April 2022, the Vidnova Fellowship-Program has supported a total of 24 Ukrainian fellows to further engage with their country through their work abroad. For one year, they continued their work in European NGOs.



Aleksandra Tikhonova, Russia

The fellowship gave me the opportunity to stay in Germany and be politically active – to speak out against the war without fear of being arrested.
Aleksandra Tikhonova, Russia
EVZ Fellowship program holder


More Highlights

  • #EVZsupported

    As a forum for exchange, knowledge acquisition and engagement, the EVZ Academy expanded promotes operational formats for the foundation's topics. In the discussion series "EVZ Conversations!", experts in memory work, history policy, media and science debate the instrumentalization of history in the war in Ukraine.

  • Studies

    From 2017 to 2022, five representative surveys of the general population were published on the (current) state of remembrance culture in Germany. In 2022, a survey of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 supplemented the series of studies. The MEMO studies show the most quantitatively empirically differentiated perspective on German remembrance culture - primarily related to National Socialism.

Activity report 2022

Info and media library: new releases

Discover new publications and videos in our Info and media library. Two new thematic dossiers were published in 2022: Thematic Dossier Antigypsyism and Commitment to Survivors of NS Injustice.


Read in the Infothek