Unterstützter der Toleranz-Tunnel:
Dr. Felix Klein, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für jüdisches Leben in Deutschland und den Kampf gegen Antisemitismus, Schirmherr des Projektes Toleranz-Tunnel
Maria Behrens, Vorsitzende des Fördervereins der Musikschule Ouagadougou A.M.E.M. e.V.
Iris Berben, Schauspielerin
Jürgen Berghahn, Mitglied des Landtages NRW
Hans Bertels, Kanzler Hochschule für Musik Detmold
Dieter Bökemeier, Pfarrer
Walter Brinkmann
Katrin Budde, Mitglied des Bundestages, Vorsitzende Ausschuss Kultur und Medien
Ali Can, Leiter des VielRespektZentrum Essen
Christian Dahm, Mitglied des Landtages NRW
Dr. Karamba Diaby, Mitglied des Bundestages
Dr. Joachim Eberhardt, Bibliotheksdirektor
Dr. Thomas Feist
Katrin Girlich
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Grotjahn, Musikwissenschaftlerin
Dr. Gregor Gysi, Mitglied des Bundestages
Dr. Uwe Günther, Deutsch-israelische Gesellschaft, Vorstand der AG Bielefeld
Bettina Hanke-Postma, Beauftrage für christlichen-jüdischen Dialog
Georg Heckel, Intendant Landestheater Detmold
Werner Holtmann
Dr. Sarah Kass, Leitung Deutsches Institut für Erinnerungskultur
KrisKarus, Musiker
Christoph Laue
Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Antisemitismusbeauftragte des Landes NRW, Bundesministerin a.D.
Bürgermeister Dr. Klaus Lederer, Senator für Kultur und Europa in Berlin
Helge Lindh, Mitglied des Bundestages
Dr. Dennis Maelzer, Mitglied des Landtages NRW
Prof. Dr. Paul Mecheril, Professor für Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Migration
Roderick Miller, Vorsitzender Tracing the Past e.V.
Landrat Jürgen Müller, Kreis Herford
Landrat Hans-Jürgen Petrauschke, Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Micheline Prüter-Müller, Geschäftsführerin Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit in Lippe e.V.
Gudrun Mitschke-Buchholz, Historikerin
Martin Rabanus, Mitglied des Bundestages
Laura Relitzki, Studentin, Vorsitzende des Fördervereins der Musikschule Ouagadougou A.M.E.M. e.V.
Zwi Rapoport, Landesverband der jüdischen Gemeinden Westfalen-Lippe K.d.ö.R.
Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, Schauspieler
Ulla Schmidt, Mitglied des Bundestages, Bundestagsvizepräsidentin a.D.
Robert Schupp, Schauspieler
Stella Schwake, Studentin
Stefan Schartze, Mitglied des Bundestages
Dr. Christian Staffa, Evangelische Akademie zu Berlin
Ellen Stock, Mitglied des Landtages NRW
Friedrick Straetmanns, Mitglied des Bundestages
Benjamin Strasser, Mitlgied des Bundestages
Angelika Thiel-Vigh, Leitung Koordinierungsstelle Tolerantes Brandenburg
Dirk Ukena,
Volkshochschuldirektor i.R. Bielefeld
Robin Wagener, Richter
Wallbrechter, Cäcilie & Johannes
Wallbrechter Josepha, Klösterl Apotheke
Blanka Weber

Eine Wanderausstellung für Erinnerung, Respekt, Toleranz und Mitmenschlichkeit.

"For evil to flourish, it only needs good people who do nothing."
Simon Wiesenthal

Der Toleranz-Tunnel – eine Wanderausstellung


Das Ziel: Ein friedliches Miteinander fördern

Die Spannungen in der Welt steigen. Intoleranz, Hetze und Hass, Rassismus, Antisemitismus und gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit nehmen in unserer Gesellschaft zu. 


Die bewusst niederschwellige Wanderausstellung will auf die Menschen zugehen, erinnern und für Respekt, Toleranz und Mitmenschlichkeit in der Gesellschaft werben.

Auf öffentlichen Plätzen will der Toleranz-Tunnel

  • an Völkermorde als Extrembeispiele gruppenbezogener Menschenfeindlichkeit erinnern,

  • die problematischen Entwicklungen aufzeigen, die zu diesen Völkermorden führten, 

  • Respekt, Toleranz, Zivilcourage und Mitmenschlichkeit als Gegenmittel propagieren und

  • auf diesem Weg zum friedlichen Zusammenleben beitragen.

Projekt-Vorstellung in der Bundespressekonferenz

Prof. Matitjahu Kellig and Dr. Martin Anduschus describe the project.

Tensions in the world are increasing. Intolerance, agitation and hatred, racism, Anti-Semitism and group-related inhumanity are on the rise. The political-social discourse in our society is becoming increasingly sharp and irreconcilable. We must find ways to promote our peaceful coexistence.

With a kind of touring exhibition designed for public places we want to

  • remember genocides

  • explain their causes, 

  • promote and practice mutual respect, tolerance,  civil courage and humanity as an antidote to intolerance, hatred and genocides,

  • contribute to a peaceful coexistence in the world


This project is under the patronage of the Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Anti-Semitism in Germany, Dr. Felix Klein.


This project addresses people during their everyday life: On market squares and in other public spaces, where the travelling exhibition is set up in the form of accessible tunnels. The concept was successfully developed in Mexico (see video) and we have the chance to bring it to Germany and beyons. We are looking for supporters, fellow campaigners and financial support, to promote a peaceful coexistence in our world, based on mutual respect, tolerance and a better understanding of genocides and their causes.

Why is this exhibition called "Tolerance-Tunnel"?


Tolerance is in demand towards positions that one rejects (perhaps even strongly), but which one still recognizes as admissable positions (i.e. within the space of the declaration of human rights and democracy). To practice tolerance is often exhausting for all involved. It is a tightrope walk that can also fail - if too much or too little tolerance is practiced. Tolerance must not be borderless, otherwise it will abolish itself. 

Tolerance must be practiced - again and again, especially in a democracy. It is required from all members in our society. Those who engage in an open and respectful dialogue with people that promote radically different positions are also likely to learn something, about the positions, the other person and themselves and therefore to come out changed. These aspects of challenge and change are captured by the concept of the tolerance tunnel: a tunnel does not necessarily arouse pleasant or positive associations, but it does have a connecting element. You change your location, you arrive at a new place and often gain new (in)sights.


While we promote tolerance it must be clear that positions, opinions or actions can or cannot be tolerated (i.e. if they are too intolerant themselves) - but not people: People are not only to be tolerated, but respected.

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About us

Prof. em. Matitjahu Kellig:

Matitjahu Kellig was born in 1949 and studied at the music academies in Stuttgart and Munich. In 1978 he became a lecturer for piano and chamber music at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main. From 1992 Matitjahu Kellig led a piano class as professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Extensive concert tours have taken Matitjahu Kellig to over 60 countries around the world. He is the chairman of the Jewish community in Detmold-Herford and has been working for many years to promote understanding between the religions and peoples of the world. Contact: piano@kellig.de

Dr. Jarek Nikolaus Korczynski

Jarek Nikolaus Korczynski studied political science and economics at the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, where he also completed his doctorate. From 2016 to 2019, he worked on projects with the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City. contact: jnk.toleranz@gmail.com 

Dr. Martin Anduschus

Martin Anduschus was born in 1963 and studied philosophy and German language and literature at the FU Berlin, Stanford University California and the University of Hamburg, where he received his doctorate in philosophy. He is working as a manager in an international corporation. Contact: anduschus@gmx.de