Landing page of the Fritz Bauer Forum in Bochum goes online
January 27 – Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021
On today’s 76th commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army, the landing page of the non-profit BUXUS STIFTUNG for the Fritz Bauer Forum in Bochum goes online.
We are pleased to be able to share the progress for the Fritz Bauer Forum with its interactive Fritz Bauer Library in Bochum on this historically important day when we commemorate the suffering and resistance of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
It was Holocaust survivor and Social Democratic resistance fighter Fritz Bauer who brought Auschwitz to justice in 1963. Immediately after the so-called seizure of power, the Nazis locked him up in a concentration camp as chairman of the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold in Stuttgart, and only with luck and the help of a friend he was able to escape by going into exile in Scandinavia in 1936.
Politically persecuted people like Fritz Bauer were also targeted by the German occupying power and its collaborators in their countries of asylum. But Fritz Bauer was not deterred in his resistance. We owe one of the first books on “War Criminals on Trial” (Kriegsverbrecher vor Gericht) to this courageous jurist. International criminal law and the fight against impunity for crimes against humanity were his main concerns.
Fritz Bauer’s life and work is now being given a place in Bochum in the form of the Fritz Bauer Forum, which already exists digitally. The City of Bochum has now offered the BUXUS STIFTUNG a fascinating building for this purpose. Click here for the landing page of the current project.
BUXUS STIFTUNG gGmbH / Fritz Bauer Forum
PD Dr. Irmtrud Wojak