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

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

The presentation of this library to the German-speaking reader has multiple objectives, combining enjoyment of reading, access to knowledge and the aesthetic experience of our publishing. All the authors who make up this library have contributed to the construction of an unspoken system of protection of dignity, in which authors such as Lemkin, Neier, Cassese or Fritz Bauer have been innovators and creators. This system can be recognised from a historical-legal perspective; its legacy will not be something conclusive and definitive, but rather a chapter in a story of the search for human dignity through access to law, which continues to expand; it is the story of human rights which, as Professor Héctor Faúndez defined it, are “the idea of our time”.

Fritz Bauer (1903-1963)

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

The BUXUS STIFTUNG considers it one of its 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.