The Amadeu Antonio Foundation


The Amadeu Antonio Foundation was established in 1998 and named after Amadeu Antonio Kiowa. Amadeu Antonio, who came from Angola, lived in Eberswalde, where he was employed as a contract worker. On the night of November 24-25, 1990, he was brutally beaten up by a group of neo-Nazis and succumbed to his severe head injuries eleven days later. The attack, which was classified by the court as bodily harm resulting in death, was the first known racist murder after reunification. The Amadeu Antonio Foundation is committed to combating racism and anti-Semitism in Germany and promoting civil society. Through education and public relations work, it supports initiatives and projects in youth and education work, as well as victim protection and refugee initiatives.


Source: Screenshot of the website of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, Wayback Machine, Internet Archive, captured August 2016,

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation, published in: German History Intersections, <> [November 29, 2023].