Established in 2010, the Ernst Reuter Archives Foundation is dedicated to the first Governing Mayor of Berlin, Ernst Reuter (1889–1953). The Foundation’s aim is to preserve the memory of this voice for freedom, democracy, and self-determination, which shaped the history of Berlin and Germany after the Second World War like no other. At the same time, the Foundation looks beyond the figure of Ernst Reuter in its academic research into contemporary history. The Foundation pursues several aims:
- It is dedicated to researching the life and works of Ernst Reuter and his family within the context of contemporary history.
- It contributes to research into the contemporary of Berlin, organizes workshops and conferences, holds exhibitions, and carries out its own research projects. The results of these undertakings are published in two series.
- It promotes and supports research proposals dealing with Ernst Reuter, his family, and Berlin’s contemporary history.
- It organizes seminars and lectures within the scope of political educational activities.
- It is committed to consolidating Ernst Reuter’s legacy in Berlin’s Landesarchiv through donations, acquisitions, and research in foreign archives.
Information about the team and Board of Trustees
↑ Image credits Headerimage© Thomas Platow, Landesarchiv Berlin.