Germany is profoundly aware of the historic responsibility it bears towards the Jewish community and towards the State of Israel as a result of the crimes of the Nazi regime. This responsibility, a cornerstone of German policy, requires remembrance, reconciliation and ongoing vigilance - now and in the future.
Germany's multicultural capital is becoming a thriving center for Jewish life. With thousands of young Israelis choosing to settle in Berlin, Jewish culture is once again flourishing in the city's majestic synagogues and vibrant community gatherings, enriching its art scene and turning it into a popular destination for the Jewish traveler.
Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany
Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany is a youth encounter program for Jewish, North American students and young professionals. The program aims to encourage German-Jewish-North American dialogue as well as to strengthen the involvement of the North American Jewish community in transatlantic relations. The program is administered by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V.) in cooperation with the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation. Germany Close Up is funded by a grant from the German Government’s Transatlantic Program, which draws on funds from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Germany Close Up
Remembrance, Responsibility, Future
The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” is an expression of the responsibility to continue to confront National Socialist injustice and to work for understanding between peoples.
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) is a German peace and volunteer service organization founded in the aftermath of World War II to confront the legacy of the Nazi regime.
Compensation for Eligible Holocaust Survivors
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has committed through an agreement signed with the Claims Conference at a public ceremony, to continue compensation payments to eligible Holocaust survivors and providing funding for homecare for victims. Claims are administered by the Jewish Claims Conference.
Jewish Claims Conference