The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees decides on all fundamental questions that are part of the remit of the EVZ Foundation, in particular on the determination of the budget. It establishes guidelines for the use of funds. The Board of Trustees is international. The 27 members are for four years sent by e.g. the German Bundestag and Bundesrat, the German economy and the states and organizations involved in the former international negotiations. The Chair of the Board of Trustees and her deputy are appointed by the Federal Chancellor.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES*
|Organisation||Member of the Board of Trustees||Deputy|
|Chair||Annette Schavan, Federal Minister ret.||Dr. Jörg Freiherr Frank von Fürstenwerth|
|Foundation initiative||Dr. Jörg Freiherr Frank von Fürstenwerth||Dr. Dirk Förterer|
|Foundation initiative||Christoph Kübel||Dr. Helen Müller|
|Foundation initiative||Thomas Wessel||Andreas Klugescheid|
|Foundation initiative||Prof. Dr. Susanne Sophia Spiliotis||N.N.|
|Bundestag (CDU/CSU)||MdB Karin Maag (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)||MdB Martin Patzelt (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)|
|Bundestag (CDU/CSU)||PStS Stephan Mayer (Parliamentary State Secretary)||MdB Andrea Lindholz (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)|
|Bundestag (SPD)||MdB Dietmar Nietan (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)||MdB Marianne Schieder (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)|
|Bundestag (FDP)||MdB Renata Alt (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)||MdB Ulla Ihnen (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)|
|Bundesrat||StM Lucia Puttrich (Minister of State)||StS Dr. Mark Speich (State Secretary)|
|Bundesrat||StS Sawsan Chebli (State Secretary)||Minister Birgit Honé|
|Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)||MDgin Petra von Wick||Rdn Barbara Busch|
|Federal Foreign Office||MD Dr. Andreas Görgen (MD - Director General)||Ambassador Michaela Küchler|
|Jewish Claims Conference (JCC)||Greg Schneider||Ruediger Mahlo|
|Sinti and Roma**||Jonathan Mack||Sophie Voets-Hahne|
|Israel||Arie Zuckerman||Dr. LL.M. Avraham Weber|
|USA||Cherrie S. Daniels||Genevieve Libonati|
|Russian Federation||Vladimir P. Lukin||Oleg J. Krasnizkij|
|Ukraine||Anton Drobovych||Ambassador Dr. Andrij Melnyk|
|Belarus||Dr. Wladimir Adamuschko †||Angelika Anoschko|
|Czech Republic||Embassador Dr Jiři Šitler||Dr. Tomáš Jelínek|
|Plaintiff's Attorney USA||Monica Dugot||Christiane Reeh|
|UNHCR||Katharina Lumpp||Dr. Roland Bank|
|International Organization for Migration (IOM)||N.N.||N.N.|
|Bundesverband für NS-Verfolgte (Federal Association of NS Persecutees)||Dr. Jost Rebentisch||Svetlana Fourer|
* updated 02.02.2021
** These staff functions will be carried out namely as of 15 November 2016.
We were saddened by the news of the death of Mr. Vladimir Ivanovic Adamushko. Since the establishment of the EVZ Foundation in 2000 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation as a representative of the Republic of Belarus.
The members of the board of trustees and the staff of the foundation appreciated him for his friendly and affectionate manner, but also for his expertise. As a historian and archivist, in his function as the chairman of the Committee on Archive and Record Management (2002 - 2006) and through his own publications, he has made a great contribution to the reappraisal of the events of the Second World War on the territory of Belarus. He was an esteemed advisor to the colleagues who were involved in the payments to former forced laborers.
Mr. Adamushko was involved in the establishment of the Belarusian Republican Foundation "Understanding and Reconciliation", which, as a partner organization of the EVZ Foundation, has been making payments to former NS forced laborers and other NS victims in Belarus and Estonia since 2001. With his commitment to the former victims of the Nazi regime, he has also contributed to reconciliation between Belarus and Germany. With him we lose a friend and companion.
We mourn and our thoughts are with his relatives, friends and colleagues.
Annette Schavan, Chair of the Board of Trustees