Project Partners

“Protecting Memory” is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by the active participation of international and Ukrainian partners.

Close cooperation exists with the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies in Kiev, as well as with the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, the Association of Jewish Organisations and Communities, and the Jewish Foundation of Ukraine. In its work at project sites, “Protecting Memory” involves local and regional administrations, schools, and Jewish communities, including the Jewish Community of Berdychiv, various Jewish communities in Vinnytsia, the Society of Jewish Language and Culture, and the Bratslav Jewish Community.

Other important partners in Germany and abroad include the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, the Conference of European Rabbis, Yahad-In Unum, the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University, and the German War Graves Commission.

In Berlin, the project team’s work is supported by a steering committee consisting of representatives from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee, the Central Council of Jews in Germany, and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma.

The historical work for the project is monitored by an advisory board, which includes Dr. Anatolii Podolskyi and Mykhailo Tyahlyy (both from the Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies), Dr. Andrej Angrick (Hamburg Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Culture), Prof. Habbo Knoch (University of Cologne), Dr. Thomas Lutz (Foundation Topography of Terror), Jana Mechelhoff-Herezi (Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe), Prof. Günter Morsch (Foundation Memorial Museums in Brandenburg), Dr. Kai Struve (Martin Luther University – Halle-Wittenberg), Dr. Andrej Umansky (University of Cologne), and Dr. Juliane Wetzel (Centre for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin).