To counteract these trends, the Reimann family has created the Alfred Landecker Foundation. The Reimann family will initially support the Foundation with 250 million euros over the next ten years.
The Alfred Landecker Foundation aims to raise awareness of the conditions that paved the way for and enabled the Holocaust to occur, and to combat antisemitism in the here and now.
and nationalist movements
With a resurgence of populism and nationalism in all Western democracies, attacks on democratic structures are increasing - both internally and externally. Hatred, prejudice, and indifference are only deepening the rifts, exacerbated by economic and health crises.
We firmly believe that all people have the right to live without fear and persecution. What is more, we believe that they should be able to fulfill themselves freely in an open society, according to their individual inclinations, interests, and life stories.
For this to be possible, we need a reliable framework to protect our freedoms. Illiberal forces are increasingly calling this framework into question, however. It is therefore time for political leaders and civil society to actively work to guarantee our life together in democratic coexistence, and the Alfred Landecker Foundation intends to do its part.
The Reimann family wants to take the lessons learned from the collapse of European civilization under National Socialism and turn them into active engagement in the here and now
Who was Alfred Landecker? Mannheim, April 24, 1942. Two Gestapo officers knock on the door of the Landecker family’s home...