Involved Parties

Forum

On 22 November 2012, the district assembly of the Fürstenfeldbruck administrative district formulated its desire to create a memorial site in Fürstenfeldbruck. In January 2013, the Bavarian State Minister for Education, Culture, Science and the Arts, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, the head of the Fürstenfeldbruck district authority, Thomas Karmasin, and the Mayor of the City of Fürstenfeldbruck, Sepp Kellerer, affirmed the special role of the site in Fürstenfeldbruck. The district's cultural affairs committee resolved unanimously in October 2013 to set up a forum for a broad-based opinion-building process on the development of a memorial site in Fürstenfeldbruck. The members of this forum are: the District Commissioner of the administrative district of Fürstenfeldbruck (chair), one representative from each of the party factions in the district assembly, the City of Fürstenfeldbruck, the Israeli community in Munich and Upper Bavaria, the Consulate General of the State of Israel in Munich, the Free State of Bavaria and representatives of the district administration. As a rule the forum meets once a year.

Members of the Forum:
Thomas Karmasin (District Commissioner, chair), Martina Drechsler (Deputy District Commissioner), Dr. h. c. Charlotte Knobloch (President of the Israeli Cultural Community), Sandra Simovich (Consul General of the State of Israel for Southern Germany), Werner Karg (Free State of Bavaria/State Office for Political Education, project management for the memorial site in Munich), Michal Bader (project team for the memorial site in Munich), Dr. Birgitta Klemenz (cultural advisor to the City of Fürstenfeldbruck), Prof. Dr. Klaus Wollenberg (Fürstenfeldbruck City Councillor). For the parties in the Fürstenfeldbruck district assembly: the District Councillors Christina Claus, Andreas Lohde, Michael Schrodi, Prof. Dr. Klaus Wollenberg, Johann Thurner, and representatives of the administration of the district authority.

The Israeli Cultural Community in Munich and Upper Bavaria (IKG)

The Israeli Cultural Community in Munich and Upper Bavaria (IKG) is Germany's second-largest Jewish community, with around 9,500 members. Like the communities in Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin, it is an independent regional association within the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Its president, Dr. h.c. Charlotte Knobloch, has been a key member in the forum of the Fürstenfeldbruck district and strongly advocates and supports the commemorative work.

Consulate General of the State of Israel for Southern Germany

The Consulate General of the State of Israel for Southern Germany was founded in September 2011 and is responsible for the southern German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland. The Consul General has been a constant member of the forum since its foundation in 2013, and thus actively involved in the commemorative work being done by the Fürstenfeldbruck district.

Academic Advisory Council

The Memorial Site for the 1972 Olympic Games Attack in Fürstenfeldbruck project is supported by an academic advisory council that assists the project team in realising the concept.

Its members are:

  • Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit, Head of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Dr. Astrid Pellengahr, (former) Head of the State Office for Non-Governmental Museums in Bavaria
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Kramer, Professor for Bavarian History and Comparative State History with a Special Focus on the Modern Era at the Historical Seminar and Head of the Institute for Bavarian History at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  • Werner Karg, Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and the Arts, Munich