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Newsletter 01/2013

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PRIZE CEREMONY

"EUROPEANS FOR PEACE" PROJECTS WIN AWARDS

"EUROPEANS FOR PEACE" PROJECTS WIN AWARDS

Four prize-winning projects from Halberstadt, Siegen, Kiel and Berlin together with their partners from Armenia, Ukraine, Russia and Israel were presented with awards at the ceremony held in the Kalkscheune, Berlin, on 17.01.2013. In the funding cycle 2011/2012 altogether 30 projects tackled the theme set for the year, "Human Rights Past and Present". The German Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle is patron of the funding programme. ... more (in german)

UPCOMING EVENTS

27 - 28 FEBRUARY, CONFERENCE: VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN POLAND – HOW DO THEY LIVE TODAY?

27 - 28 FEBRUARY, CONFERENCE: VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN POLAND – HOW DO THEY LIVE TODAY?

On behalf of the Foundation EVZ, since November 2012, Polish experts have been conducting a number of regional pilot studies on the life situation of Polish victims of National Socialism today. The results will be presented at the conference in Warsaw and discussed with experts from Poland and Germany. It is estimated that there are still over 450,000 people living in Poland who suffered National Socialist injustice. The findings of the studies will be channelled into developing new support offerings for the elderly people affected.
... more (in german)

13 MARCH, PROJECT PRESENTATION: FORGOTTEN VICTIMS – SURVIVORS FROM BURNED VILLAGES IN BELARUS

13 MARCH, PROJECT PRESENTATION: FORGOTTEN VICTIMS – SURVIVORS FROM BURNED VILLAGES IN BELARUS

22 March 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the destruction of the village of Chatyn. In spring 1943 altogether 149 people were burned alive in the barn in Chatyn, or were murdered trying to escape. Half of the victims were children. At the event in the Foyer of the Foundation EVZ a survivor and a journalist from Belarus will report on the life situation of the victims.
... to the programme (in german)

20 MARCH 2013, FILM SCREENING: THE HELL BEHIND THE VILLAGE

20 MARCH 2013, FILM SCREENING: THE HELL BEHIND THE VILLAGE

The documentary film shows the history of "Operation Desert", the oil shale programme of the National Socialists to extract fuel from the Swabian Alb mountains in 1944 and the concentration and forced labour camps set up for this purpose. 12,000 concentration camp inmates and forced labourers from various European countries were transported to the Swabian Alb and had to work in the oil shale mines under disastrous conditions. In his film shot at original locations, Guido Grandt tells the story of "Operation Desert", listens to survivors and interviews residents and local politicians.
details (in german)

10 TO 16 APRIL, FILM FESTIVAL: GOEAST

10 TO 16 APRIL, FILM FESTIVAL: GOEAST

Thrills, non-conformism, emancipation and utopias – the 13th edition of "goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film" calls its programme "Striking 13!" From 10 to 16 April, the festival, hosted by the German Film Institute in Wiesbaden, will be presenting the full variety of cinema films from Central and Eastern Europe. Alongside contemporary auteur productions in the competition, the festival will also include genre films, follow the tracks of the Yugoslavian Black Wave, and take a look at the work of Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó, as well as exploring gender relations in Central and Eastern Europe.
to the Festival website

11 APRIL, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: REMEMBRANCE OF THE HOLOCAUST – CONSTRICTING OR DIVIDING?

11 APRIL, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: REMEMBRANCE OF THE HOLOCAUST – CONSTRICTING OR DIVIDING?

In the countries of Europe, remembrance of the Holocaust forms part of the cultural memory in very different ways. What is remembered, and how? Who remembers? Does it affect the democratic culture of our societies today? This will be discussed taking various countries as examples. The conference in Moscow is a project of the Petersburg Dialogue under the patronage of Andreas Schockenhoff and Michail Fedotow. It is being organised by Memorial Moscow and the Yuri Levada Research Center and funded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation Moscow and the Foundation EVZ.

APRIL/MAY COUNTRY FINALS: "INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE"

APRIL/MAY COUNTRY FINALS: "INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE"

"INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DEBATE" is a debating contest for young people from eight Central and Eastern European countries. The competition aims to stimulate the exploration of human rights and their historical background and strengthen debating as a medium of political culture and democratic dialogue. Starting in April 2013, the national winners will be identified in the eight participating countries.
8.4. Moscow
12.4. Budapest
24.4. Tallinn
25.4. Riga
26.4. Vilnius
... more (in german)

7 MAY, OPENING EVENT: "DIALOGUE FORUM" - PORTRAITS OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM FROM EASTERN EUROPE

7 MAY, OPENING EVENT: "DIALOGUE FORUM" - PORTRAITS OF VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM FROM EASTERN EUROPE

The "DIALOGUE FORUM" funding programme has funded hundreds of projects benefitting victims of National Socialism in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Lesya Chartschenko, journalist from Kiev, visited the projects, photographed the elderly participants and asked them for their impressions. Her photos and texts produce a richly varied picture of the present-day situation of the survivors and their view of the past.
to the programme (in german)

15 MAY, PANEL DISCUSSION: DISCRIMINATION IN THE SCHOOL CONTEXT

15 MAY, PANEL DISCUSSION: DISCRIMINATION IN THE SCHOOL CONTEXT

The funding programme "EUROPEANS FOR PEACE" is organising a discussion on the subject "Discrimination in the school context" with experts from the fields of school, politics and society. It will be followed by the presentation of a youth project being funded by the programme. The event is being held in connection with the project advisory seminars of the funding programme. These seminars, lasting several days, advise both young and adult project leaders on implementing their projects addressing the topic "Discrimination: Eyes open! Your project on exclusion – then and now".
to the programme (in german)

FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL, EXHIBITION: "HARASSED EXISTENCE"

FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL, EXHIBITION: "HARASSED EXISTENCE"

Sixteen Roma who survived German tyranny in Ukraine during World War II report on their eventful lives in the war, the post-war period and their every-day life today. In May 2012 the photographer Birgit Meixner portrayed Roma in Ukraine who are participating in projects of the Foundation EVZ. Meixner’s portraits are snapshots from the life of an ethnic minority that is still harassed today. The projects benefiting Roma in need are being funded by the EVZ programme "DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM".
18.2.- 1.3. Berlin – Ministry of Justice
8.3-11.3 und 15.3. - 18.3. Cologne - Rom e.V.
2.4.- 27.4. Heidelberg – Documentation Centre of German Sinti and Roma
to the exhibition (in german)

FUNDING NEWS

AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO SURVIVING ROMA VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN MACEDONIA

AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO SURVIVING ROMA VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM IN MACEDONIA

The organisation "Sumnal" has been presented with the prestigious award "13. November", named after the date of the liberation of the city of Skopje in World War II. "Sumnal" was honoured for its humanitarian and social commitment to Roma. Since 2004 the organisation has been working to improve the life situation of Roma in Macedonia, focusing in particular on the survivors of National Socialist terror. For example, since 2012 around 1000 surviving Roma in the Skopje districts of Suto Orizari and Chair have been provided with comprehensive social welfare services. The project is being financed via a donation from Deutsche Bahn AG.


DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM

DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM

In 2012 German companies and individuals donated EUR 74,430 to the Foundation EVZ to support humanitarian projects for victims of National Socialism. In her magazine article "Find Haika!" (chrismon, issue 10/2012), Christine Holch describes the moving search for the Ukrainian forced labourer who worked in her grandparents' household. Haika had died already, but Ms Holch got to know her daughters, the country from which Haika came, and others who had to share her fate. People from all over Germany responded to her appeal for donations. They gave EUR 11,825 for victims of National Socialism.
Our warmest thanks to all donors! Your donation makes an important contribution to improving the situation of still surviving victims of National Socialist dictatorship in Central and Eastern Europe and enables them to live out their lives in dignity and in a community.
to the donation account (in german)

SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM HAMBURG SEARCH FOR TRACES OF JEWISH HISTORY

SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM HAMBURG SEARCH FOR TRACES OF JEWISH HISTORY

Children from the 9th grade at the Franz von Assisi School in Hamburger tracked down traces of past and present Jewish history and culture in their city. In a project week they produced a digital map of the city – by schoolchildren for schoolchildren – showing Jewish history and Jewish life – the "history dispenser".
The project was funded by the "LEO BAECK PROGRAMME".
(Photo: Ivana Scharf)
to the digital map (in german)

WORKSHOP ON THE EXHIBITION "HARASSED EXISTENCE" IN THE BURG HIGH SCHOOL WETTIN.

WORKSHOP ON THE EXHIBITION "HARASSED EXISTENCE" IN THE BURG HIGH SCHOOL WETTIN.

The exhibition "Harassed existence: Roma surviving National Socialist terror in Ukraine" was shown at the Burg High School in Wettin from 28 to 30 January 2013. More than 200 pupils seized the opportunity to visit the exhibition and take part in guided tours offered by the history association Geschichtswerkstatt Merseburg e.V. The photographer Birgit Meixner and Evelyn Scheer (from Foundation EVZ) held a workshop to mark the opening of the exhibition, which was attended by 25 schoolchildren from an 11th grade class. The pupils were interested above all in historical connections, as well as in the living conditions of Roma in Ukraine today.
... moren (in german)

CONFERENCE "NATIONAL SOCIALIST-"EUTHANASIA" – CRIMES IN A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE"

CONFERENCE "NATIONAL SOCIALIST-"EUTHANASIA" – CRIMES IN A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE"

The conference "National Socialist "Euthanasia" – Crimes in a European Perspective" was held in Berlin from 28 to 30 January 2013. The event, under the patronage of the German Government’s Commissioner for the Affairs of People with Disabilities, was organised by the working party "gedenkort-T4.eu" and supported by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" and others. Over 140 participants from 13 European countries, including scientists, students, multipliers for political education, artists and staff of facilities for people with disabilities discussed the history of this National Socialist crime and possibilities of remembrance and compensation. The working party is planning to produce a conference publication.
(Photo: www.gedenkort-T4.eu, photographer: Siegurd Seifert)
to the conference contributions

CURRENT CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

"ENCOUNTERS WITH EYEWITNESSES" FUNDING PROGRAMME

"ENCOUNTERS WITH EYEWITNESSES" FUNDING PROGRAMME

Encounters with victims of National Socialism aim to enable a gesture of reconciliation and keep the memories of National Socialist injustice alive. The Foundation EVZ funds projects in which victims of National Socialism from other countries are invited to Germany and pass on their memories in encounters and eyewitness discussions. This encourages above all young people to come to terms with the life histories of eyewitnesses. ... more (in german)

"LEO BAECK" FUNDING PROGRAMME

"LEO BAECK" FUNDING PROGRAMME

Our society bears historical responsibility for preserving German-Jewish history. The aim of the Foundation’s LEO BAECK PROGRAMME is to raise awareness of Jewish contributions to the cultural, economic and political development of Germany.
The "LEO BAECK PROGRAMME" is a joint initiative of the Foundation EVZ and the Commission of the Leo Baeck Institute for disseminating German-Jewish history. The programme is named after Rabbi Dr Leo Baeck (1873–1956), a prominent representative of German-Jewish life in Germany in the 20th century. ... more (in german)

"DIALOGUE FORUM" FUNDING PROGRAMME

"DIALOGUE FORUM" FUNDING PROGRAMME

The EVZ funding programme "DIALOGUE FORUM" will issue a new call for applications in February 2013 that is being operated by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF Russia). The aim of the programme is to improve the life situation of people who became victims of National Socialism, for example as forced labourers, and live in Russia today. Funding is available for organisations implementing projects that benefit victims of National Socialism. This year, for the first time, organisations from all parts of the Russian Federation can apply. The call for applications and the necessary forms will be posted on the international website of the funding programme as of mid-February. www.mestovstrechi.info

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NATIONAL SOCIALIST HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS – EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS, POLICE FORCES, THE JUDICIARY

NATIONAL SOCIALIST HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS – EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS, POLICE FORCES, THE JUDICIARY

The publication "National Socialist history, institutions, human rights – Education materials for public administrations, police forces, the judiciary" funded by the Foundation EVZ in the "Teaching Human Rights" programme has been published (in German) by Metropolverlag. Edited by Ulrike Pastoor and Oliver von Wrochem, it is devoted to linking learning about history with teaching human rights, focusing on staff of police forces, the judiciary and public administrations.
The publication will be presented to the public with a panel discussion in the foyer of Foundation EVZ in Berlin on 17.04.2013. ... more (in german)

BROCHURE OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMME "TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS "

BROCHURE OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMME "TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS "

An eight-page brochure with information on the programme, the projects and events funded, and publications that have appeared, has been produced by the funding programme "TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS". The brochure provides an insight into the diversity of themes tackled, the methodological approaches and the country contexts. It presents education projects for young people and multipliers, as well as for special target groups such as members of the police force and staff of public administrations. It shows innovative project results that appear to have linked learning about history and teaching human rights particularly well. The brochure is available in German and will soon be produced in English too. It can be ordered free of charge from Foundation EVZ, or be downloaded on the internet. ... more

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