The European Holocaust Memorial Foundation

The European Holocaust Memorial Foundation was founded on 21 April 2009 with the aim to combine sources, archival material and objects from a wide variety of collections, and make them available for science, research and youth work. It covers the following topics:

  • Hitler’s imprisonment in Landsberg: 1923/1924
  • Landsberg „City of Youth“ – a National Socialist place of pilgrimage
  • The concentration camp outpost Kaufering/Landsberg: 1944/1945
  • The OT (Todt Organisation) war factory under the construction site supervision of „Ringeltaube“ 1944/1945
  • War Criminal Prison No. 1 in Landsberg: 1945 – 1955
  • The DP camp (displaced persons camp) Landsberg: 1945 – 1951
  • Occupation and a new beginning for democracy in Landsberg
  • History of displacement and historical reappraisal at Landsberg and its surroundings

The main task of the European Holocaust Memorial Foundation (Europäische Holocaustgedenkstätte Stiftung e.V.) is to maintain and develop the European Holocaust Memorial site (the former concentration camp Kaufering VII) as witness to the crimes of Nazism, as a place of remembrance of the suffering of the victims, and as an educational place for future generations. In addition, the Foundation contributes to researching, sustaining and disseminating knowledge about historical events.

Therefore, the Foundation sees a fundamental duty in the planning, design and construction of a documentation center for the concentration camp complex Kaufering/Landsberg.

The European Holocaust Memorial at former concentration camp Kaufering VII

Establishing the documentation center includes the development of exhibition concepts, the dissemination of knowledge about historical events at an authentic location, as well as research and communication of contemporary history in Landsberg District. Moreover, tasks of the foundation also include exchange and cooperation with other memorial sites, information and documentation centers, museums, universities and schools.

The Foundation has compiled sources, archival material and objects from a wide variety of collections and makes them available for science, research and youth work.

We have helped and continue to help survivors of concentration camps, their children and grandchildren in the search for family members.

We support national and international youth exchange programs, give lectures and implement projects with pupils and students.

Visit and opening hours

The European Holocaust Memorial does not have fixed opening hours. As far as possible we try to comply with the wishes of our visitors and we try to organize a visit of the memorial especially tailored to your ideas.

In consultation with the European Holocaust Memorial Foundation, visits and tours are possible:

Please use the route planner to the parking place of the European Holocaust Memorial in Landsberg, Erpftinger Straße: 48°01’58.99″N 10°51’3.77″E
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