Education Agenda NS-Injustice

On the initiative and with funding of the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), the EVZ Foundation launched a new project in June 2021: the Education Agenda NS-Injustice. Initial financial resources have been released by the German Bundestag for the project as part of the “Follow-up Responsibilities for Reparations to Victims of National Socialist Persecution” and were made available to the Foundation via the BMF.

Current Challenges and Needs

The critical examination of National Socialist injustice and its continuities and the historical-political educational work about this period will depend on forms conveyed by the media. Without the generation of survivors and with increasing temporal distance, knowledge of National Socialist history and the Holocaust is on the decrease. At the same time, there has been a worrying increase in antisemitism, antigypsyism and racism. Antisemitic, antigypsy and racially motivated acts of violence and attacks, such as the recent attacks in Hanau and Halle, are occurring with increasing frequency.


Our Approach

The Education Agenda NS-Injustice is intended to contribute to the current social and political challenges in historical-political education on National Socialist injustice in Germany and Europe. Historically aware, activating communication of the lessons learned from the National Socialist past and the visualization of experiences of those affected by persecution, are intended to reinforce democratic attitudes, and counteract antisemitism, antigypsyism, racism and LGBTIQ hostility.

The planned projects are intended to bring to light the fate of persecuted people and groups, with a special focus on those who have received less public attention so far. Be it

  • Jews, Roma and Sinti,
  • people persecuted because of their sexual orientation,
  • people with disabilities,
  • forced laborers,
  • stolen children,
  • people persecuted politically,
  • religiously and as “asocial”,
  • civilian victims of German occupation policy.

Or be it resistance fighters, helpers and rescuers during the time of National Socialism, the Holocaust and during World War II in Europe.

The history of Germany in the post-war period, especially with regard to coping with the consequences of the war, the processes of civic and political reappraisal of the genocides after the end of World War II in Germany (keyword: reparation policy) will also be examined.

Project funding 2022

Art projects, exhibitions, mixed reality applications – find out here which calls for projects are planned for 2022.


Calls for projects