Memorare Pacem is a civil society association founded in 1991 as an intergenerational project. The starting point for the activities of the association is the widely accepted historical significance of the destruction of the city of Dresden by air raids during World War II, in February 1945. From their memories of National Socialism and war, the members derive a joint and a personal sense of responsibility for the shaping of a peaceful, humanitarian and democratic future. The main areas covered of Memorare Pacem’s activities are remembrance culture, historical and political education, peace and art.
Prompted by recent social, economic, and political realities in Germany, Memorare Pacem has become an established pro-Europe and pro-immigration organization. Arising from the refugee arrivals, Memorare Pacem wants to connect the remembrance of WW II to the current wars that take place all over the world, giving a platform to share the stories of refugees and to talk about the importance of peace and harmonious co-existence of different nations and cultures in Europe. Memorare Pacem also supported the production of the documentary film DRESDEN REFUGE.
Memorare Pacem is linked to municipal authorities, academic and artistic institutions as well as citizens’ organizations both in Europe and beyond. Since 1999, the association has participated in various formal and informal initiatives and projects on local and European level.