In remembrance of the victims of National Socialist injustice, the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” upholds its commitment to the survivors and works to promote human rights and understanding between peoples. The Foundation EVZ is an expression of the continuing political and moral responsibility of the state, the private sector and society as a whole for National Socialist injustice and towards the victims.
The German state and private sector provided the Foundation’s initial capital of EUR 5.2 billion. The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” was established in 2000, primarily to make payments to former forced labourers under National Socialism. The payments programs were completed in 2007 after EUR 4.4 billion had been disbursed to 1.66 million former forced labourers.
A sum of EUR 358 million was set aside to fund the long-term operations of the Foundation. From the interest earned on this capital, the Foundation has been making around EUR 8.5 million available every year to fund international projects. The projects operate in the following areas:
- A critical examination of history
- Working for human rights
- Commitment to the victims of National Socialism.
The Remembrance, Responsibility & Future Foundation, Germany