Andreas von Schoeler: I ask for a good purpose

in The beginning it was hard. As Andreas von Schoeler took over eleven years ago, the chair of the Association for the promotion of the Jewish Museum, he receiv

Andreas von Schoeler: I ask for a good purpose

in The beginning it was hard. As Andreas von Schoeler took over eleven years ago, the chair of the Association for the promotion of the Jewish Museum, he received two depressing letters. The a came from the German Bank and announced that the account will soon dissolve – no payments. In the other Letter, the tax office threatened with the withdrawal of charitable status – no expenditure for the purpose of the Funding. The "society of friends and sponsors of the Jewish Museum e. V." waited so that someone shook you from the sleeping beauty awake. As the then Director Rafael asked the former mayor, said of the spontaneous.

it Was a key experience, a biographical trigger for the commitment? No, says the 1948-born of Schoeler, it is his Generation that will decide how the past will be handled, "freed from the immediate Experience of the parents' generation, which invited either guilt, self-conscious, or the zudeckte your guilty Conscience with Philo-Semitism".

Those bias in the handling of the non-Jews with Jews, the white of Schoeler from my own experience, the more one is occupied with the subject. He had. in the past years, ample opportunity to – in a dialogue with the Directors Heuberger, Large and the current Director Mirjam Wenzel, in employment, with the permanent exhibition, special topics, and travel Because once a year the circle of friends organized for the members of a four-day journey to places that have to do with the Jewish history. Traveling went so far, for example, to Warsaw, to Budapest, Thessaloniki, Vienna, and Lithuania.

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The number of such members is currently 350. The are seven times more than in 2009. But in terms of the Numbers of competing circles of friends (städel cher Museum in Association with well 8000 members, the MMK has at least 1400), the use for the Jewish Museum, a matter of special interest. It is different, however, in the case of the donations of inputs: private individuals and companies raised since 2009, proud of six million euros. According to the city of Frankfurt has the strongest support for the Museum and the new building comes from the private sector. Of Schoeler knows from experience: "If you write to someone because you are on a call and make an appointment to get to, you will get mostly money."

For a further boost in the finances would have on the 29. March, a Grand Gala evening to ensure. Although he had to be corona due to canceled, but the one with the invitation connected call for donations was successful, especially as the long-standing patron Nicolaus and Christiane Weickart agreed to double every donation up to a maximum amount of 5000 euros.

The 72-year-old former SPD politician and Ex-Manager of Schoeler's Work and networks used. He came up with 24 years in the Bundestag and remained there until 1982, and from 1984 to 1987, he was the Hessian of the interior-Secretary of state, from 1991 to 1995, the mayor, the two years he worked at Sony Deutschland for Corporate Communications in charge, was then for five years as managing Director of the Consulting company CSC in Wiesbaden, and then there for ten years until 2015, the Supervisory Board member. Today, in retirement, the chairmanship of the Association to an almost full-time employment. A few hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, are on his work schedule.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 01:19

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