Managing Board

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Foundation Leadership

Anetta Kahane was born into a Jewish family in East Berlin. She began her career as an advocate for minority and immigrant causes immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, when she became the first (and only) Commissioner for Foreigners for East Berlin. In this role, she expressly warned against the dangers of right-wing extremism. This led to her founding RAA e.V. (Regional Centers for Issues Regarding Foreigners, Youth Work and Schools) in 1991, which helped schools in the former East German states instill a sense of democracy and intercultural awareness in their curricula. The Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, which Kahane founded in 1998, builds on this mission. She has been the Foundation's chairwoman since 2003.

Kahane's work has been repeatedly recognized by the State of Berlin, awarding her both the Theodor Heuss Medal and Moses Mendelssohn Prize.

Dr. Pia Gerber has committed her professinoal life to researching and addressing right-wing extremism. As an educator, she has worked closely with at-risk youth and immigrants from Eastern Europe. This led to her involvement in the Freudenberg Weinheim Foundation, which is a strong supporter of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation. In 2008, Gerber was appointed the foundation's managing director. In parallel, she is on the board of the Ein Quadratkilometer Bildung Stiftung (One Square Kilometer Education Foundation) as well as spokesperson for Lernen vor Ort (Learning On-Site).



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