The Fritz Bauer Library provides books, media and a specially developed interactive database that researches and unites stories of people struggling against human rights violations around the world.
What leads these people to resist? Where do they find the strength in situations where others, often without exception, remain silent and learn to live with injustice? What can we do ourselves?
We pursue these questions, because "as long as a person is thought of, he or she is not dead" (Fritz Bauer).
Investigate, film, and retell with us stories of the struggle for human rights. In this way the voices of survivors will become more and their resistance is strengthened.
The Fritz Bauer Library is also planned as a public reference library. As such, it publishes its own publications and provides printed and electronic media and information on the topics of resistance, the history of human rights and cultures of memory. Flyer
A database was programmed for the interactive Fritz Bauer Library, which is maintained by our editorial staff. 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 Database 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 editor to publish the story. If questions arise, the FBL editors contact the authors, or consult with experts (Editorial Committee).
The authors are responsible for their stories, and are named at the end of the story, along with the date of publication. The copyright to the stories sent to the editors of the Fritz Bauer Library is thus transferred to the BUXUS STIFTUNG. In the case of elaborated stories, the editorial staff of the Fritz Bauer Library will only accept editorial changes and updating in consultation with the authors.
The stories published by the FBL may only be copied and published elsewhere with the written consent of the BUXUS STIFTUNG GmbH.