A new managing director for the Bonhoeffer House

The Memorial and Place of Encounter in the former retirement home of Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer in Berlin can look forward to two years of funding from the Innovation and Project Fund of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia (short: EKBO). The association responsible for the Bonhoeffer House is receiving full-time support for the first time and welcomes historian Arno Helwig as its new managing director.

Arno Helwig studied history at the University of Tübingen and at the Free University of Berlin. With a Master’s degree in Public History, he specialized in the field of history didactics and educational work in the culture of remembrance. After his time at the Memorial Museums Department of the Topography of Terror Foundation, the father of three is returning to church based remembrance work: he was already involved in the Martin-Niemoeller-House remembrance site in Berlin-Dahlem from 2017 to 2023.As director of the house, he was instrumental in rebuilding the site and consolidating an association structure. The project „From your point of view!“, which was launched under his leadership and is supported by the local association, was awarded the EKBO Inclusion Prize in 2024.

The Bonhoeffer House also aims to further leverage the potential offered by this historical site and promote the visibility of the services. The board of the association and the dedicated team are looking forward to working together.

Contact: helwig@bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de

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