Board of Trustees & Advisory Board

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees decides all basic issues within the Foundation's remit. The Board of Trustees appoints the Director and the Advisory Board. All parliamentary parties of the German Bundestag, the German Government, the Federal State of Berlin, the Association Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Central Council of Jews in Germany, the Jewish Community of Berlin, the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Topography of Terror Foundation and the Working Group of Concentration Camp Memorials in Germany are represented on the Board of Trustees.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Foundation for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe consists of representatives of 13 different institutions and social groupings, including survivors' associations, historical research institutes, museums, memorial centres and youth groups. The commission's spokesperson is Professor Wolfgang Benz, former Director of the Centre for Research into Anti-Semitism at the Technical University in Berlin. The main focus of the Board’s work is on ensuring that all victims of Nazi persecution are included in the Foundation's programme and that the discrimination, persecution, deportation and extermination of fellow human beings is kept alive in public memory.