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Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft” (EVZ)

Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future

In remembrance of the victims of National Socialist injustice and with a sense of responsibility arising from German history, the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future works to promote human rights. Its Human Rights Education programmes aim to promote a culture of human rights that enables people to respect, protect and demand human rights.

In the funding programme for international youth projects EUROPEANS FOR PEACE, young people from Germany, Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and Israel jointly tackle human rights issues from the past and present. The historical reference points include the history of National Socialism, the Holocaust and the Second World War, as well as the post-war period. Current questions deal with human rights violations and how every individual can work for their enforcement.

With the funding programme TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS, the Foundation EVZ stimulates innovative educational projects that connect Human Rights Education with historical learning. The central focus of the supported projects is on individual human rights, their legal roots and corresponding historical references.

The programme TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS encompasses:

The funding of national and international educational projects for young people and multipliers, as well as specific target groups such as secondary school and vocational students, policemen, soldiers, employees of public authorities and journalists

An international training Academy “Remembrance and Human Rights” for multipliers in educational work

The promotion of a discourse, for example through international conferences and publications

Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ)

Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future

Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“

Lindenstraße 20 – 2
D - 10969 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 25 92 97 – 0
Fax: +49 30 25 92 97 – 11

Anne Frank Zentrum promotes a varied and lively society and works against Anti-Semitism, prejudice and any kind of discrimination against people. It is especially committed to encouraging personal decisions to act in everyday situations of exclusion or peer pressure. The main focus of its work is on educational work with young people.

Anne Frank Zentrum

Address: Anne Frank Zentrum e. V.
Rosenthaler Straße 39
D-10178 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2888656-00
Fax: +49 30 2888656-01



The Freie Universität Berlin provides access to the Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education of the University of Southern California. Students, teachers and researchers at the Freie Universität as well as external scientific institutions and researchers may access the 52,000 video interviews and testimonies with the survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.


The Freie Universität Berlin

Address: CeDiS - Center for Digital Systems
Center E-Learning / Multimedia
Project "Visual History Archive"
Ihnestr. 24
14195 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30-838-52775
Fax: +49 (0)30-838-52843


The Fritz Bauer Institute is an independent cultural institute that researches the history and impact of the National Socialist mass crimes, particularly the Holocaust. The Institute works on interdisciplinary research projects, develops educational programs, organizes exhibitions, specialist conventions and other events. It also promotes academic and social dialogue and communicates scientific research results to a broad public.

Fritz Bauer Institut

Address: Fritz Bauer Institut
Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69.798 322-40
Fax: +49 (0)69.798 322-41

The House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Education Site is the location where high-ranking representatives of the SS, the NSDAP and various ministries discussed the organization and implementation of The Final Solution, the decision to deport the Jews of Europe to the East and to murder them. Today, the site offers educational opportunities for young people, and adults.  With exhibits, various sources and media available, the House offers individually designed group programs in several languages with a goal of gaining deeper insights into the genocide of the Jews and emotional responses to it.

Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz  -  Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte

Address: Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz
Am Großen Wannsee 56-58
D-14109 Berlin (Wannsee)
Tel: +49-30-80 50 01-0
Fax: +49-30-80 50 01 27



The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen serves victims of Nazi persecutions and their families by documenting their fate through the archives it manages.  The ITS preserves these historic records and makes them available for research.


International Tracing Service (ITS)

Address: International Tracing Service (ITS)
Große Allee 5 – 9
34454 Bad Arolsen
Tel: +49 (0)5691 629-0
Fax: +49 (0)5691 629-501


The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin is Germany's central Holocaust memorial site for the six million victims. The Memorial, maintained by a Federal Foundation, consists of the Field of Stelae and the underground Information Centre. 

Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

Address: (Executive Office)
Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas
Georgenstraße 23
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 26 39 43 11
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 26 39 43 20

(Information Centre)
Cora-Berliner-Straße 1
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 200 766 – 0
Fax.: +49 (0)30 / 200 766 – 20

The permanent exhibition Topography of Terror informs the public about its historic site where, between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located. The Documentation Centre on the Nazi Forced Labour, a department of the Topography of Terror Foundation, is continually being developed as an educational site with an exhibition and archive.


Stiftung Topographie des Terrors

Address: Stiftung Topographie des Terrors
Rechtsfähige Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts

Niederkirchnerstraße 8
10963 Berlin
Tel: 030 2545 09-0
Fax: 030 254509-99



The government of the Federal Republic of Germany has established a national human rights body to deal more widely with human rights issues of its citizens.



Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

Zimmerstraße 26/27
10969 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 93 59-0



All Member States including Germany are required, according to the European Community's Racial Equality Directive of 2000, to designate National Equality Bodies for the promotion of equal treatment of citizens.

Furthermore, the Equal Treatment Bodies are expected to provide

independent assistance to the victims of discrimination,

conduct surveys and studies,

and publish independent reports and recommendations.

Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes

Glinkastr. 24
10117 Berlin
Tel: (main office): +49 (0)3018 555-1855
Tel: (advisory
service): +49 (0)3018 555-1865
(Mon to Fri 09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00)



Provides various forms of assistance and support against racism with a particular focus on children.

Hauptgeschäftsstelle Bonn

Aktion COURAGE e.V. - SOS Rassismus

Kaiserstr. 201
53113 Bonn
Tel: (Zentrale): +49 (0) 228 - 21 30 61




An association representing the interests of female migrants especially Africans in Germany.

Maisha e.V. 

Selbsthilfegruppe Afrikanischer Frauen in Deutschland

Pfingstweidstr. 7
DE-60316 Frankfurt
Tel: +49 (069) 90 43 49 05



An association which lobbies and represents the rights and interests for lesbians and gay persons in Germany.

The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany

SVD, Pipinstr. 7
DE-50667 Cologne
Tel: 49 (0)221-925961-0


A center dedicated to the advancement of majority-minority relations in the wider Europe through action, research and documentation.

European Center for Minorities Issues (ECMI)

Schiffbrücke 12
D-24939 Flensburg
Tel: +49 (0) 4 61 1 41 49 0


A Foundation dedicated to the promotion of values of social democracy in German and around the world.


Godesberger Allee 149
53175 Bonn
Tel: +49(0)228 883-0

Hiroshimastraße 17
10785 Berlin
Tel: +49(0)30 26935-6


Is a liberal foundation which aims to promote the goal of making the principle of freedom valid for the dignity of all people and in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

Karl-Marx-Straße 2
14482 Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 / 7019-0


The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization. Its mission is to develop educational programs and public awareness campaigns based on the values of solidarity and civic courage, ethical cornerstones of the Saviors of the Holocaust.


”One Person Can Make a Difference” is a comprehensive educational resource for social studies teachers emphasizing the values of human dignity, liberty, justice and equality as exemplified by ‘heroes’ during World War II. The IRWF provides schools with the material and helps them organize the presentation. Other IRWF initiatives in education include documentary screenings, lectures and presentations, and student research support.


The investigation of the deeds of saviors of the Holocaust is an ongoing project for the IRWF. Recently initiatives include research on Women Saviors, which lead to the creation of a new website section dedicated to the collection of names and stories of these heroines.

Historic preservation:

Documenting Wallenberg is an initiative that records testimonies of Holocaust Survivors rescued by Wallenberg and those individuals who worked alongside him. Through the project, the IRWF intends to host the archives for research and educational purposes made available to the public at large, historians, scholars, other Holocaust survivors and their families, and in particular students to promote civic leadership and knowledge of public interest and social justice.

Arts & Events:

Saviors on the Screen is a daylong film marathon that is organized annually with the JCC of Manhattan on Yom Hashoa (Holocaust Memorial Day). The films portray the stories of saviors of the Holocaust as well as those of people saved by them. Musical and theater performances about Wallenberg or other saviors are organized at least once a year and have included a reading of the musical Wallenberg and performances by the balladeer Ben Olander. The IRWF organizes these and other events to commemorate the deeds of saviors of the Holocaust.

International Raul Wallenberg Foundation "One Person Can Make A Difference

Detmolder Str. 17
10715 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 82707744



he registered association “Lernen aus der Geschichte e.V.” (Learning from History) aims to promote historical and civic education and to carry out projects in cooperation with other bodies or on its own initiative. As well as the web portal, the association is currently working on the following projects:

Quality standards for educational portals

This document (in English) describes all the basic principles that the association considers crucial in developing educational web portals.

Jury member for the German-Polish Youth Office’s prize

The German-Polish Youth Office was established in 1991 by the governments of Germany and Poland, and is funded by them. The Office promotes exchanges between young people from the two countries and organizes training courses, conferences and continuing professional education.

Adviser for the initiative to make Szczecin the European Capital of Culture 2016

The city of Szczecin – just 130 km from Berlin – wishes to apply to become the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The application is to include ideas and opportunities for historical and civic education with a German-Polish theme. The registered association “Learning from History”, along with the German Historical Museum and the organization of national museums in Berlin, is advising the initiative.

“Inclusion as a human right: A handbook for pedagogical practice”

The goal of the “Inclusion as a human right” project is to create a practical handbook for educators, offering them new ideas and methodologies that can contribute to an inclusive educational practice. Contemporary and historical examples from many spheres of life will be used to give tangible shape to the history, scope and impact of experiences of injustice, as well as to the successes of social movements like the campaign for disabled people’s rights. The handbook will also look at interfaces with other key human-rights topics such as women’s rights and children’s rights.

Documentation for the seminar series “Discovering and Understanding

The foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (“Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”) has been offering a series of seminars at various dates and locations in 2009 and 2010, on the theme of educational work with testimonies of the victims of National Socialism. “Learning from History” has documented the series for the foundation, using audio interviews and seminar reports.

Displaced Persons Camp Project

This project is led by the Lutheran parish of Schlachtensee, Berlin. The participants, young people attending non-school activities, are researching the history of the Displaced Persons Camps that were set up in Berlin after the Second World War. The youngsters have documented their interviews and workshops in a weblog, (in German).

Learning from History

The Association Learning from History
Franklinstraße 28/29
10587 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 30 3147 3143


The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust Education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally.

Countries wishing to create programs in Holocaust Education or to further develop their existing information materials and activities in this area are invited to work together with the Task Force. To this end Liaison Projects can be established between countries and the Task Force for long-term cooperation. Such cooperation is mutually beneficial to all concerned.

Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research

Lindenstr. 20-25
10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2639 6660
Fax:+49 30 2639 66649



The train of memory is composed of railway cars, in which exemplary biografies renarrate the history of deportations.

Zug der Erinnerung

51598 Friesenhagen, Germany
Fax: +49-02297-7248


Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum

The Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum works on the local, regional and international levels to promote and defend human rights. This work includes organisation of conferences and seminars and participation in research projects, publication of documents, and educational efforts concerning human rights.

Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum

Hans-Sachs-Platz 2
(subway station: Lorenzkirche)
D – 90403 Nürnberg
Tel: +49-(0)911-230 55 50
Fax: +49-(0)911-230 55 51

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