With the "Football and Remembrance" project, we will be commemorating the National Socialist era and the many victims of German crimes. Read more...

Bernd NeuendorfDFB President

Almost 80 years after the end of the Holocaust, we need to find new ways to raise awareness of the continuing relevance of the memory of this crime. Sport offers extraordinary opportunities for this. Read more...

Maram SternExecutive Vice President of the World Jewish Congress

We are very grateful that numerous memorial sites have joined our “Football and Remembrance” initiative on the occasion of the UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany and look forward to welcoming international guests as well as local visitors. Read more...

Olliver TietzManaging Director of the DFB Cultural Foundation

The European Championship brings people together. This is also an opportunity to learn together from the crimes of National Socialism - for a successful coexistence.

Brita HeinrichsMittelbau-Dora Memorial

I think it is wonderful, that many people are dealing with the topic of football under National Socialism. With their diverse perspectives, fans are an important target group for educational work in memorial sites.

Paula ScholzResearch and educational assistant at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Football and Remembrance

In the run-up to and during the UEFA EURO 2024, “Football and Remembrance” is offering a comprehensive programme for dealing with the history of National Socialism. Memorials, places of remembrance and museums are taking part in specific events throughout the country and especially in the vicinity of the ten host cities. In addition to the many international guests at the tournament, all local people interested in sports and history are also invited to take advantage of one of the varied offers.
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Berlin

Berlin, characterised by an eventful history and a lively present, offers visitors a multitude of sights and activities. From historical landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall to trendy neighbourhoods such as Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg, there is always something new to discover in Berlin.
The EURO 2024 will culminate in the final at the Olympic Stadium on 14 July 2024.

Saturday, 15 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group B: Spain - Croatia
Friday, 21 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group D: Poland - Austria
Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group D: Netherlands - Austria
Saturday, 29 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Round of 16
Saturday, 6 July 2024, 9 p.m.
Quarter-finals
Sunday, 14 July 2024, 9 p.m.
Final

Sport Museum Berlin

Sport and the history of sport is our passion. What sport is and what significance sport has had for societies or individuals can be told as a story of spectacular events, moving feelings, fascinating or regulated bodies, as a story of emancipation, great success or failure, as a story of belonging and community or as a story about exclusions. It is difficult to imagine a modern social history without sport. The Sports Museum Berlin deals with the significance and diversity of sport in Berlin, German and transnational history through research, education, collection and exhibitions.

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

The memorial is a decentralised overall concept that takes visitors through authentic places on an immersive journey through history. The specific history of the Oranienburg concentration camp, Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the Soviet special camp is thematically linked in 13 exhibitions. As a place of remembrance and learning as well as a modern museum of contemporary history, it combines traditional tasks such as collecting and preserving testimonies with scientific research and historical-political education. A place of remembrance, learning and experience that presents the past in a multi-layered perspective.

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The Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center

The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre in Berlin-Schöneweide is the only institution on the historic site of an almost completely preserved forced labour camp in the middle of a residential area. Since 2006, it has been making visible the long-hidden fate of the more than 26 million men, women and children who were exploited as forced labourers by the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

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Dortmund

Dortmund is known for its football-loving residents. The BVB stadium, also known as the “temple” of football, will be the centre of the action. The stadium offers an impressive backdrop for exciting matches and unforgettable moments.
However, Dortmund is not only known for football, but also offers its visitors a rich industrial history, a lively cultural scene and an extremely welcoming atmosphere.

Saturday, 15 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group B: Italy - Albania
Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group F: Türkiye - Georgia
Saturday, 22 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group F: Türkiye - Portugal
Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group D: France - Poland
Saturday, 29 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Round of 16
Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2024, 21:00 Uhr
Semi-finals

Memorial Steinwache

In 1992, the “Steinwache” was opened at Steinstrasse 50 in Dortmund as a memorial. It is located in the old Dortmund police prison, where more than 66,000 people were held during the National Socialist era and were often mistreated, especially by the Gestapo.

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Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, the metropolis on the Rhine, offers its visitors a wealth of sights and activities. From the picturesque old town with its historic buildings and narrow streets to the elegant Königsallee with its exclusive shops and boutiques, there is a lot to discover in Düsseldorf.
As is usual in the Rhineland, 47,000 fans will provide atmospheric experiences for the teams from all over Europe in the Düsseldorf Arena.

Monday, 17 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group D: Austria - France
Friday, 21 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group E: Slovakia - Ukraine
Monday, 24 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group B: Albania - Spain
Monday, 1 July 2024, 6 p.m.
Round of 16
Saturday, 6 July 2024, 6 p.m.
Quarter-finals

Alter Schlachthof – Memorial Site

The (preserved) former large cattle hall of the Düsseldorf abattoir served as a collection centre during the Second World War: Almost 6,000 Jewish people from the region were deported from here to the ghettos in occupied East Central Europe. The memorial site documents these crimes at the historic site.

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Düsseldorf Memorial and Education Centre

The Düsseldorf Memorial and Education Centre, located in the historic “Stadthaus” since 1987, is a place of remembrance, research and encounters. In addition to the permanent exhibition “Düsseldorf children and young people under National Socialism”, there are regularly changing special exhibitions and evening events.

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt is Germany’s financial metropolis on the Main and welcomes its visitors with an impressive skyline. The Frankfurt Arena will be the centre of the action. The modern stadium offers an impressive backdrop for thrilling matches and exciting moments on the pitch.
Away from the football pitch, visitors can experience the fascinating mix of history, culture and modern city life in Frankfurt. From the impressive old town with its medieval half-timbered houses to the vibrant districts such as the banking district and Sachsenhausen, there is a lot to discover in Frankfurt.

Monday, 17 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group E: Belgium - Slovakia
Thursday, 20 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group C: Denmark - England
Sunday, 23 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group A: Switzerland - Germany
Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group E: Slovakia - Romania
Monday, 1 July 2024, 9 p.m.
Round of 16

Jewish Museum Frankfurt

The Jewish Museum Frankfurt makes the diversity of Jewish cultures tangible, both past and present. To this end, it collects, preserves and researches cultural artefacts and evidence of Jewish life in Frankfurt. With its art and cultural history exhibitions, educational programmes and digital offers, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt sees itself as a museum without walls.

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Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen, a city with a proud industrial history, is inextricably linked to the working class and its hard-working mentality. As a former centre of coal mining and steel production in the Ruhr area, the workers of Gelsenkirchen made a significant contribution to Germany’s economic development.
Fans will experience an electrifying atmosphere in the Arena AufSchalke. During periods without football, visitors can experience the industrial history of the Ruhr region and explore cultural highlights such as the Musiktheater im Revier and Nordsternpark, a green retreat for those seeking relaxation.

Sunday, 16 June, 9 p.m.
Group C: Serbia - England
Thursday, 20 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group B: Spain - Italy
Wednesday, 26 June, 2024, 9 p.m.
Group F: Georgia - Portugal
Sunday, 30 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Round of 16

FC Schalke 04

During the Nazi era, FC Schalke 04 did not protect its Jewish members and supporters. On the contrary – many a member of the S04 ranks profited from the deprivation of rights of the Jews. This dark past gives rise to a social obligation for the Royal Blues.
The club has been facing up to this responsibility for more than two decades now. The message: Schalke stands for humanity, integration, tolerance and diversity. The project “Searching for clues – the fate of Jews at Schalke” deals intensively with the biographies of the Jewish Schalke players. It warns that it will end in disaster if the enemies of democracy abolish its values.
The accompanying book takes you to places where players, sponsors and officials of FC Schalke 04 once lived and left their mark in the centre of Gelsenkirchen. It leads us on a royal blue tour away from the floodlights of our club. A tour focussing on the lives and suffering of the Jews of Schalke.

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Hamburg

Known for its lively port city atmosphere, Hamburg, as the northernmost venue, offers a unique mix of maritime flair, historical architecture and modern city life.
The heart of the city is undoubtedly the Elbe, along which numerous sights such as the famous Speicherstadt and the modern HafenCity stretch. Football fans can look forward to the matches in the impressive Volksparkstadion, which has been the scene of great football moments for decades.

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group D: Poland - Netherlands
Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group B: Croatia - Albania
Saturday, 22 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group F: Georgia - Czechia
Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group F: Czechia - Türkiye
Friday, 5 July 2024, 9 p.m.
Quarter-finals

Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres Commemorating the Victims of Nazi Crimes

The Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres Foundation includes the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, the Stadthaus historical site and four other memorials and learning centres. The foundation commemorates National Socialist crimes, researches and communicates their history and consequences and preserves the memory of those persecuted by the Nazi regime.

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Cologne

The city on the Rhine is world famous for its impressive Cologne Cathedral. But the lively old town, the carnival and of course the “Kölsch”, a type of beer that is only available in Cologne, are trademarks of the metropolis in the Rhineland.
In addition to the matches in the atmospheric Cologne Stadium in front of over 40,000 spectators, visitors can look forward to historical sights such as the Romanesque churches and lively districts such as the Belgian Quarter and Severinstrasse.

Saturday, 15 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group A: Hungary - Switzerland
Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group A: Scotland - Switzerland
Saturday, 22 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group E: Belgium - Romania
Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group C: England - Slovenia
Sunday, 30 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Round of 16

NS-Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne

The Nazi Documentation Centre is dedicated to commemorating, researching and communicating the history of Cologne under National Socialism. It is based in the EL-DE House, where the headquarters of the Cologne Gestapo was located from December 1935 to March 1945. The former house prison with over 1,800 inscriptions from prisoners is a unique memorial site.

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Leipzig

Leipzig has a fascinating history that, among other things, is closely linked to German reunification. This began with the peace demonstrations around St. Nikolai. Today, monuments and memorials in Leipzig invite visitors to immerse themselves in the events of 1989.
In addition to the historic city centre, fans can look forward to a modern stadium that offers its guests an impressive backdrop.

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group F: Portugal - Czechia
Friday, 21 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group D: Netherlands - France
Monday, 24 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group B: Croatia - Italy
Tuesday, 2 July 2024, 9 p.m.
Round of 16

Leipzig Nazi Forced Labour Memorial

The memorial commemorates the victims and the history of Nazi forced labour in the Leipzig area. It is a contact point for former forced labourers and their relatives, researches aspects of the topic that have not yet been examined and collects historical evidence.

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Tüpfelhausen Family Center

The association Verein Tüpfelhausen - Das Familienportal e.V. is a non-profit and state-recognised provider of independent child and youth work in the Free State of Saxony. It acts as a highly frequented point of contact for children, young people and families in Leipzig-Leutzsch. The association is also involved beyond the borders of Saxony through independent youth exchanges in Europe and Israel. These enable valuable dialogues and new perspectives for the participants.

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Munich

In the Bavarian capital, visitors can discover the rich history and culture of Munich. From the magnificent palaces and parks such as Nymphenburg Palace to the lively beer gardens and traditional breweries, Munich offers a wealth of sights and activities to suit every taste.
Thanks to 66,000 spectators, Fussball Arena München is a magnificent backdrop for football festivals right up to the semi-finals.

Friday, 14 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group A: Germany - Scotland
Monday, 17 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group E: Romania - Ukraine
Thursday, 20 June 2024, 3 p.m.
Group C: Slovenia - Serbia
Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group C: Denmark- Serbia
Tuesday, 02 July 2024, 6 p.m.
Round of 16
Dienstag, 09. Juli 2024, 21:00 Uhr
Semi-finals

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

On 22 March 1933, the Nazi regime opened a concentration camp on the site of the disused Royal Bavarian Powder and Ammunition Factory in Dachau. The detention and terror centre existed for twelve years. More than 200,000 prisoners from over 40 nations were imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp and its sub-camps; at least 41,500 people died there from hunger, disease, torture, murder and the consequences of concentration camp imprisonment.

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Stuttgart

Stuttgart, in the heart of Baden-Württemberg, is known for its attractive landscape, cultural diversity and dynamic economy. The modern Arena Stuttgart offers an impressive backdrop for the matches of the best European football teams.
Visitors can explore the charming old town of Stuttgart, which invites you to linger with its historic buildings, cosy cafés and lively squares. The city is also known for its cultural attractions such as the Staatstheater and the Porsche Museum.

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group C: Slovenia - Denmark
Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group A: Germany - Hungary
Sunday, 23 June 2024, 9 p.m.
Group A: Scotland - Hungary
Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 6 p.m.
Group E: Ukraine - Belgium
Friday, 5 July 2024, 6 p.m.
Quarter-finals

Place of Remembrance
Hotel Silber

During the Nazi dictatorship, the “Hotel Silber” was the headquarters of the Gestapo for Württemberg and Hohenzollern. Since 2018, this has been a place for historical-political learning and encounters. It is operated by the House of History of Baden-Württemberg and co-designed by Initiative Lern- und Gedenkort Hotel Silber e. V.

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Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Founded in 1952, the Bergen-Belsen Memorial is the oldest state memorial in Germany. Visitors have the opportunity to find out about the different phases of the place, from the prisoner of war camp, concentration camp to the displaced persons camp.

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Buchenwald Memorial

The name "Buchenwald" became synonymous with National Socialist crimes when the concentration camp was built on the Ettersberg near Weimar in 1937. From 1945, the Soviets used the site for one of their special camps, and after 1950, the GDR built Germany's largest concentration camp memorial here.
In 1990, Buchenwald was redesigned as a memorial and opened up for the remembrance of the fate of other groups of victims.

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Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial

The Flossenbürg concentration camp memorial is a museum, cemetery, memorial and place of learning with an education centre and museum café. Two permanent exhibitions provide information about the history of the Flossenbürg concentration camp and its aftermath.

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Gestapokeller and Augustaschacht Memorials

The Gestapokeller (Osnabrück) and Augustaschacht (Hasbergen) memorials form a unique ensemble due to their preserved building fabric and their common historical connection. Both memorials and their exhibitions, which opened in 2020, deal with the topic of “Police violence and forced labour”.

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Mittelbau-Dora Memorial

The Mittelbau-Dora Memorial at the site of the former concentration camp near Nordhausen is an international place of learning and remembrance on the history of Nazi forced labour and underground relocation of the armaments industry as well as the close integration of Nazi crimes into German society.

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Memorial Museum Wewelsburg

The Memorial Museum Wewelsburg1933 – 1945 provides extensive information about both the local activities of the Schutzstaffel (SS) in Wewelsburg and the general history of the Schutzstaffel of the NSDAP. At the same time, the victims of SS violence are commemorated at the location.

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The next dates:

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Place

Event

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Date

08/06/2024
2:00 p.m.

Place

Leipzig Nazi Forced Labour Memorial

Leipzig

Event

Forced labour in Leipzig | Tour
Public guided tour in German: The forced labour memorial offers public guided tours of the memorial and the former HASAG company premises every month. The thematic focus changes regularly. The public tours are free of charge. They include a tour of the memorial’s permanent exhibition and a tour of the site. Afterwards there is an opportunity to get to know the memorial individually and ask questions. Please send your enquiries by email to our staff at sgstekewdina@edezibtaergi-g-pntlenizat.e or by telephone on 0341-235 2075.

DE

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Date

12/06/2024
6:30 p.m.

Place

Alter Schlachthof – Memorial Site

Düsseldorf

Event

Why there is no “end”! | Evening Event
The lecture by Dr. David Johannes Berchem (MeDiF-NRW and Ruhr University Bochum) takes the rise in anti-Semitic discrimination incidents as an opportunity to present an overview of the hatred of Jews in football.

In cooperation with the memorial and remembrance site Düsseldorf.

DE

Further information

Dr. Joachim Schröder
fchshh@lar-sserjodmeso.ueddr.eicdoe | +49 (0)211 4351-3370

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Date

17/06/2024
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Place

Alter Schlachthof – Memorial Site

Düsseldorf

Event

The Alter Schlachthof memorial site | Tour
Open guided tours through the exhibition of the Alter Schlachthof memorial site at the HSD, on several dates and in English.

DEEN

Further information

HSD, vor Gebäude 1, Münsterstraße 156, 40476 Düsseldorf

Dr. Joachim Schröder
fchshh@lar-sserjodmeso.ueddr.eicdoe | +49 (0)211 4351-3370

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All the dates at a glance

Photos: Mareen Meyer, Thomas Eisenhuth, Sigrid Haake, Shahar Azran