Frank La Rue, UNESCO
It is our task to remember past injustices, to contribute to a better understanding between different cultures and to strengthen democracy in Europe and the world in times of isolationist tendencies and growing racism.
The aim of the interactive Fritz Bauer Library is to contribute to the realization of the rights of victims and survivors, to promote a socially just society, to prevent the resurgence of conflicts and war, and to strengthen civil liberties and human rights.
The Fritz Bauer Library researches, documents and networks the stories of people who have shown remarkable resistance and independence in defending human dignity. We support them in their struggle against impunity for human rights violations and for the recognition of their rights. We promote intercultural exchange in order to address the violence in our history constructively and to substantiate trust in social cohesion. We give space to the interchange between civil society actors for the mediation of good practice and for mutual learning.
A database was programmed for the interactive Fritz Bauer Library (FBL), which is maintained by the BUXUS STIFTUNG. It allows the stories in the library to be evaluated in terms of certain categories, which go far beyond names, locations, and key words (see "Search for stories"). The library is a research project, not a wiki or an encyclopedia.
The FBL is a work in progress that allows us to recognize motives and factors that prompt individuals to fight for human rights. At the same time, it reveals the influences that support people in the defense of human rights. In order to publish a story in the library, authors log in using a password, upload the text of their story, documents, and images, then send them to the site editors with a click. This "click" authorizes the BUXUS STIFTUNG to publish the story. If questions arise, the FBL editors contact the authors, or consult with experts.
The authors are responsible for their stories, and are named at the end of the story, along with the date of publication. The copyright remains with the writer.
The stories published by the FBL can only be copied and published elsewhere with the written consent of the authors and the BUXUS STIFTUNG GmbH.