Foundation seat since 2010: Albrecht Thaer House in Celle. Photo: Ulrich Rudolph. SnG

About us

The Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation was established 2004 as a foundation under public law by an unanimous vote of the Lower Saxony parliament.

The Foundation’s main tasks are to

  • appropriately commemorate the victims of Nazi persecution and to ensure their life stories are not lost;
  • maintain the sites of Nazi persecution, record and archive accounts from victims and research, archive and make accessible documents relating to their experiences;
  • increase the knowledge about the Nazi period, its roots and effects and pass on this knowledge;
  • support historical and civic education relating to Nazi crimes and to encourage reflection about their significance for the present.