Agenda for the Future

Targeted historical and political disinformation, the increase in xenophobic attacks online and offline, and the decline in historical factual knowledge about the history of National Socialism. The challenges are many - we are tackling them with our Agenda for the Future! Discover and participate now!


First workshop at Migration Lab Germany

Migration Lab Germany focuses on the question of what can be learned from the past and present of migration and flight. In this lab, which sees itself as a space for exploration and encounter, 15 museums, schools, migrant organizations and Nazi memorials are brought together to develop educational and artistic model projects about migration. In the first workshop on June 17, with keynote speeches by Prof. Iman Attia and Prof. Jannis Panagiotidis, one of the topics discussed was how to challenge dominant narratives about migration. In this way, the projects aim to create spaces for marginalized voices. Moreover, first presentations of planned model projects that tap into the topic of migration in a variety of ways and with diverse target groups took place. Migration Lab Germany is advised by the U.S. partner organization Re-Imagining Migration, which contributes to the project with its experience.


Activity Report for the Exceptional Year 2020

Which projects have been funded? How do our partners see the impact of the Corona pandemic on survivors of NS persecution? And how does Germany actually commemorate Nazi injustice? Read it now!


Animated Short Film: Social Cohesion and Comubstion

Humanity in Action and the EVZ Foundation held a Bilateral Comparative Social Cohesion Forum in October 2020. Delegations from Germany and the United States explored the complex and contested relationship among aspects of "Social Cohesion and Comubstion".

Based on the Forum held in October, Humanity in Action produced an animated short film. Intertwined with the life story of participant Bill De La Rosa, the film touches upon important learnings and conclusions from the conference.

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Yad Vashem International Book Prize 2020 goes to book supported by EVZ Foundation

Professor Johannes-Dieter Steinert is chosen for his study “Holocaust and Forced Labor. Memories of Jewish Children 1938-1945 ”was honored with this year's Yad Vashem International Book Prize. The jury particularly praised the sensitive and multifaceted presentation of the subject of forced child labor, which has hardly been systematically investigated until now. For the book Steinert evaluated more than 500 autobiographical references. He concludes that around 1 million Jewish children had to do forced labor. The author is Professor of Modern European History and Migration Studies at the University of Wolverhampton in Great Britain. The study was funded by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies and the Foundation EVZ. more

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EVZ Insights: Interview with Dr. Andrea Despot

For six months, Dr. Andrea Despot is in office as CEO of the EVZ Foundation and draws an interim conclusion in an interview and reports on challenges and future plans for the foundation.

The Future Agenda 2024, which is currently being developed with the foundation team, includes a specific work and funding program for the next few years, modernization of funding practice, reorganization within the EVZ Foundation and a stronger public presence - in line with the founding mandate of Foundation endowment. more