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VISION

VISION

Knowing that among us are Holocaust survivors who live in need, is staggering and concerning. The aim of the Foundation is to help these people by alleviating at least partially their financial burden and distress. This is a humanitarian demand and the least that we can provide.

Gamaraal Foundation

Knowing that among us are Holocaust survivors who live in need, is staggering and concerning. The aim of the Foundation is to help these people by alleviating at least partially their financial burden and distress. This is a humanitarian demand and the least that we can provide.

Gamaraal Foundation

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Funds

The Foundation makes three contributions of a three-digit amounts to the Holocaust survivors living in difficult situation every year on the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana, Hanukkah and Pessach. The project was launched in 2015, and already 20 rounds of contributions have been made.
Medical aid, such as: hearing aids, dental treatment, vision aids, walking aids, orthopedic shoes, wheelchairs, Incontinent products, compression stockings, etc. are available.

Education

One of the main goals of the foundation is genocide prevention. Therefore, we invest in educating people. We bring Holocaust survivors to school classes to talk about their past experiences. Additionally, we organise interviews and talks with Holocaust survivors to spread the word and inform people about the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Preservation

We help to preserve Holocaust survivors’ testimonies. It is our responsibility to learn from these brave individuals and ensure that the horrible events of the Holocaust are not forgotten, and that such atrocities never happen again.

Oral history

During the Spring semester 2019, a research seminar of the Center for Jewish Studies in Basel on the topic “Oral History and Jewish History in Switzerland” was held in cooperation with the Archive for Contemporary History at the ETH of Zuerich and the Gamaraal Foundation. Interviews with contemporary witnesses of Swiss-Jewish history and Shoah-Resplendence were conducted.

IN FOCUS

IN FOCUS

EXHIBITION
The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors

As a neutral state, Switzerland survived the Second World War largely unscathed. Who are the Holocaust survivors living in Switzerland?

Anita Winter - Founder of Gamaraal Foundation
AWARD
Dr. Kurt Bigler Prize Award Winner 2018

The Gamaraal Foundation and the Archive of Contemporary History of ETH Zurich are the Winner for excellence in Holocaust Education.

I am pleased to see the commitment of the President of the Gamaraal Foundation, Anita Winter, and her team benefits the Holocaust survivors in Switzerland.

Rüdiger Mahlo, German Representative of Claims Conference

I am deeply moved and strongly supportive of the efforts you have made in Switzerland to alleviate the plight of Holocaust survivors. Your actions are inspirational.

Stuart Eizenstadt, American diplomat and attorney

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Field Trips to Auschwitz

We support educational field trips to Auschwitz organized by the “Foundation against Racism and Anti-Semitism (GRA)” together with the Gamaraal Foundation.
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Life After

“The Life After” project aims to show children and students the consequences of the holocaust, how the survivors continued their lives and the impacts of their experiences on the next generations.
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Video Testimony Project

We aim to preserve the stories and testimonies of Holocaust survivors to keep the memory and enable in future to educate children with a better learning experience.
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PRESS REVIEW

PRESS REVIEW

Erinnerung an die Reichspogromnacht von 1938: Wir müssen dem Hass etwas entgegenstellen

Neue Zürcher Zeitung – 09. NOVEMBER 2020

Sie macht Holocaust-Überlebenden das Leben leichter

Blick – 12. SEPTEMBER 2018

Leben in Würde und Respekt.

NZZ – 23. AUGUST 2016

Ein Tag im Leben

Das Magazin – 12. DECEMBER 2016

L’ultimo monito dei sopravvissuti alla Shoah

Corriere del Ticino – 10. JULY 2019

I sopravvissuti

laRegione – 14. JUNE 2019
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«It is close to our hearts to help and assist the people affected. On a long term, the Foundation is also dedicated for the sustained promotion of Holocaust education and genocide prevention»

Anita Winter

Founder and President
Gamaraal Foundation