Fritz Bauer Institut
|Institution||Fritz Bauer Institut|
|Themes||National Socialism and the Holocaust, memory culture, historical/political education, contemporary history|
|Orientation||interdisciplinary research projects on the scientific study of the Holocaust and the public discussion of its causes, motives, legitimation structures and consequences|
|Founded||1995 (as a non-profit, civil law foundation)|
The Fritz Bauer Institute – named after the initiator of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials – is a research, documentation and education centre with an interdisciplinary orientation. It studies and documents the history of National Socialism's mass crimes – particularly the Holocaust – and their effects into the present. The institute has belonged to the University of Frankfurt since 2000.
The institute's themes are National Socialism and the Holocaust, memory culture, and historical and political education. Focal points are interdisciplinary research projects and educational offers for curricula and extracurricular contexts. As an interface between theory construction and cultural practice, the institute also organizes exhibitions, symposia and other events, and issues a series of scientific, historical, pedagogical, and artistic publications. It cooperates with numerous scientific research facilities, museums and memorials internationally.