Erfurt, State Capital of Thuringia
The Place of Remembrance: Topf & Sons – Builders of the Auschwitz Ovens is an institution of the state capital Erfurt under the administration of the history museums.
Curator is Annegret Schüle, PhD, educator is Rebekka Schubert.
Federal and State Funding
For the establishment of the Topf & Sons Place of Remembrance, the German federal government (acting in accordance with the “federal concept for memorial sites”) and the Free State of Thuringia are contributing a total of one million Euros, divided among them in two equal parts, by 2011.
Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation
The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation is contributing its expertise to the Topf & Sons Place of Remembrance within the framework of a permanent partnership between the two institutions.
The Place of Remembrance owes its existence to cooperation between the civil society, politics, scholarly research and private enterprise. Among the numerous cooperation partners in Erfurt, the following can be named as representative examples: Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Begegnungszentrum Kleine Synagoge, Industrie- und Handelskammer, Projektgruppe Erfurt im Nationalsozialismus, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Radio F.R.E.I.