The foundation’s purpose is to preserve the sites of the crimes as sites of mourning and commemoration, to provide these sites with a scientifically founded form and outward appearance and to make them accessible to the public in an appropriate manner, as well as to promote education through the research of the respective historical occurrences and their conveyance to the public. Its obligations include the organization and realization of permanent and temporary exhibitions, scientific colloquia and cultural events on the national and international level, the educational guidance of the visitors with a special focus on young people, and scientific documentation, research and publication in connection with the work of the memorial. Established in 2003, the “Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora” (Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation) pursues exclusively and immediately non-profit objectives. The finances are furnished by the federal government and the State of Thuringia in equal parts.
Role in the Project
Buchenwald Memorial has been working closely with the VHH project on georeferencing Allied film recordings and photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp and its sub-camps Leipzig-Thekla, Penig, Langenstein-Zwieberge, and Holzen.