A foundation for the support of Jewish women
The foundation supports women of Jewish background or Jewish faith who live in Germany and are creatively active in scholarship and in the arts. The foundation does this in recognition of the willful destruction of the livelihoods of Jewish people during the National Socialist era.
Many non-Jewish Germans profited directly or indirectly from the disenfrachisement of the Jews, the expropriation of their property, the expulsion from their homes and their murder across Europe. These benefits and advantages continue from one generation to the next. In many families the subject has never been broached.
These very common and unspectacular benefits and advantages are difficult to grasp legally. The victims are often unknown. The foundation offers the possibility, regardless of laws and statutes of limitation, to voluntarily and symbolically give something back through donations and legacies.