Nadácia Milana Šimečku

  • Milan Šimečka Foundation

History

Milan Šimečka Foundation (MSF) is one of the oldest NGOs in Slovakia. The name refers to Milan Šimečka, one of the most influential philosophers, writers and dissidents in the Czechoslovakia. For 25 years MSF has been supporting the development of civil society, advocating for human rights, minorities as well as educating about the Holocaust, antisemitism and recently also about Communism. Nowadays the work of foundation is divided into 3 programs: Memory; Inclusion; Diversity. The topic of Holocaust is implemented in MSF´s organisation since 1995, when the Foundation conducted unique project of recording video-testimonies of Holocaust survivors, both Jewish and Romani. In the program Memory MSF now focuses mostly on education with projects Anne Frank - History for Today, online course Education about Holocaust for the Teachers, Students in Traces of Communism. In the same program MSF also organizes events for general public, for instance Vrba-Wetzler Memorial or Remember November.

Sources

  • EHRI