The surviving victims of National Socialism are now very elderly. Many suffer extreme material hardship and are socially isolated. In Central and Eastern Europe and in Israel, the Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen local and international efforts to help victims of forced labour and other National Socialist injustice. It funds model projects that offer a decent standard of social and medical care and which support intergenerational dialogue. Furthermore, it engages with actors in the social and political spheres to anchor responsibility in society for the concerns of the elderly and their integration into the community.
The DIALOGUE FORUM programme addresses Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian organisations that work to improve the lives of the elderly in their home countries. Through our support, we want to enhance respect for the life achievements and promote public recognition of the victims of National Socialism.
In this programme, the Foundation EVZ supports humanitarian projects for the victims of National Socialism and other elderly people in Central and Eastern Europe, Israel and Germany.
The funding programme 'Donations for the victims of National Socialism' has been made possible by the sum of EUR 5 million donated by Deutsche Bahn AG.
Roma in Eastern Europe, especially the survivors of Nazi persecution, live in poverty and are socially excluded. For many years, the Foundation EVZ has been funding humanitarian aid projects in several Eastern European countries for Roma born before 1945. With the programme “Latscho Diwes!“, the Foundation aims to strengthen its commitment to this group and to extend its project funding to further Eastern European countries.
In order to encourage the intergenerational dialogue with victims of National Socialism, the Foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future' (EVZ) is supporting the assignment of young volunteers in humanitarian projects in the activity area ‘Commitment to the victims of National Socialism’.