Buxus Edition

Books about the search of justice

Fritz Bauer Library

Stories of Resistance and Survival
in the Struggle of Human Rights

The Fritz Bauer Library is an internet project with a specially developed database and at the same time a book series in the BUXUS EDITION. It documents the stories of people who have shown particular courage and independence, even in extreme situations. With its books and its interactive website, the library is intended to help ensure that the story of the struggle for human rights is not forgotten and that its courageous protagonists live on.

A cosmography of justice

Literature and Human Rights
at the Buxus Stiftung – Berg Institute Library

Raphael Lemkin, Fritz Bauer, Benjamin Ferencz, Aryeh Neier and Antonio Cassese – they all stand for a chapter in the history of human rights. Through their often self-sacrificing resistance to violations of human dignity and their courage in investigating and punishing human rights violations, they made an invaluable contribution in the pursuit of justice. A search that is ultimately shared by all human beings.

Their stories, the issues and their commitment are models for what, after Auschwitz and the Holocaust, is the duty of all of us: to say “No” when injustice occurs and human dignity is violated.

The books of the library “Literature and Human Rights” are challenging reading for all who want to be more courageous “In the struggle for human rights” (Fritz Bauer).


Fritz Bauer (1903-1963)

Life, Work and Impact of the Lawyer and
Campaigner for Human Rights

The Fritgz Bauer Forum considers it one of its main tasks to ensure that the legacy of the lawyer Dr. Fritz Bauer remains alive and continues to be in vibrant effect. For several years now, the BUXUS EDITION has been publishing the comprehensive and acknowledged biography of Fritz Bauer, which was first published in 2008 and has been supplemented several times since then, as well as being provided with a new current introduction in 2019.

The biography, written by the historian Irmtrud Wojak, triggered a wave of new interest in the lawyer, which continues to this day. The BUXUS EDITION also publishes books and ebooks about the life and work of the lawyer.


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Phone: + 49 . (0)2 327 . 54 96 737


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human rights?

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