Encounter with Auschwitz – preserving the memories of horror

The STÄTTE DER BEGEGNUNG e.V. was founded in 1951 as an independent institution for political education. Its offer is aimed at youth and young adults, at women, men and families, at elderly and retired people, and persons employed in social fields and other areas. Besides seminars, STÄTTE DER BEGEGNUNG e.V. also carries out projects.

The study tour to the memorial-site aims at facing this dark part of German history and at preserving the memory of the horror. Remembering the past shall be connected to assuming responsibility in the present. Therefore political circumstances, societal values and individual behaviour provide the opportunity to create a humane and democratic coexistence in the future.