The Sobibor Foundation was founded in 1999 by Jules Schelvis, the only survivor of the 14th transport to the Sobibor Extermination Camp originating from the Netherlands.
Since a few years the Sobibor Foundation is more focussed on the youth and organises educational projects. The foundation contributed on the realisation of a DVD about Jewish children in Camp Vught. This DVD aims on making the youth aware about intolerance, discrimination en persecution by the stories of the Jewish children that were in the camp.
In 2015 the foundation has begun with a teacher’s project. Teachers from highschools are financially supported for a field trip to the former Aktion Reinhard camps. In this way we try to get the knowledge about this part of history to a higher level. More information about this project can be found here.
We cooperate with the German foundation Bildungswerk Stanislaw Hantz (BSH) and together we try to find new ways to broaden our goals. An example is the annual field trip to the former Aktion Reinhard camps in nazi occupied Eastern-Poland that we organise together.
In 2011 we initiated a second foundation, Stichting Sobibor Initiatieven (SSI). In this foundation projects are initiated with a lot of costs that could form a risk to the normal activities of the Sobibor Foundation.
1007 EG Amsterdam
Christine Gispen, chairman
Ingrid Zylstra, secretary
Marijke Sterman-Vleeschdraager, treasurer
Matthijs van der Tang, boardmember
Petra van den Boomgaard, boardmember
Gerben Hoogterp, boardmember
last update: May 19, 2019