Gedenkdienst remembers the atrocities of National Socialism and commemorates its victims. Gedenkdiener serve in:
- Commemoration facilities
- Think tanks
- Care homes
- Non-governmental organizations
relating to the topics of Holocaust, Holocaust survivors, antisemitism and / or the support of Jewish culture and life.
The tasks at the partner organizations for Gedenkdiener are the organization of events, conducting tours, supporting and / or delivering educational workshops, archive and translation work, giving presentations in schools or universities, conducting interviews with Holocaust survivors and their descendants, etc.
Guiding examples of the Gedenkdienst are the Kniefall von Warschau and Simon Wiesenthal.
The core concept of the Gedenkdienst is Memoria (remembrance).