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Dr. Fritz Bauer answered the question of why he returned to Germany in 1952 with the spectacular (Remer) trial. As the prosecutor, Bauer succeeded in having the court call the Nazi state an unjust state and recognize that the resistance fighters had acted out of a sense of responsibility.
It is thanks to Fritz Bauer that the alternatives to Hitler, for which he also decided himself with a life “In the struggle for human rights”, cannot be forgotten. They were perceived by groups of the labor movement, the Confessing Church, individual members of the Catholic Church, the bureaucracy and individuals in the Wehrmacht. Especially by those who helped the persecuted Jews, Sinti and Roma, the handicapped and in general the persecuted, when this human assistance had been declared a crime.
The Fritz Bauer Forum is committed to the always and constantly current history of resistance against dictatorial violence, against nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism. As Article 1 of the Basic Law demands: “Human dignity is inviolable. To respect and protect it is the obligation of all state authority.”
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