In our photo gallery, we offer a broad selection of the photos on this website. Many are photos documenting foundation projects or events. Others, however, are photos that have been provided to for publication by third parties and that we think may be of interest for the general public. This gallery will be expanded regularly.
The Welcome Home program was initiated in 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, as a tribute to U.S. veterans who served in West Berlin. A group of up to 12 Veterans who served in Berlin visits historic sites in and around Berlin, such as Checkpoint Charlie, Tempelhof Airport, the Teufelsberg, and former U.S. barracks. Participants also meet with school children, government officials and Bundeswehr officers.
Dedication of the City of Berlin Scholarship Buddy Bear in New York, September 2016
In September 2016 the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation officially turned over the City of Berlin Scholarship Buddy Bear to the New York Fire Department on the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. These pictures document the bear transfer ceremony as well as the memorial service to mark the 15th anniversary.
This one-week study tour in July of each year is designed for Los Angeles area school teachers and other multipliers in the field of education to gain insight into many of the historical, social, religious, political, and economic factors that cumulatively resulted in the Holocaust.
It includes educational visits to historic sites in and around Berlin that played an important role in the history of the Holocaust and the Third Reich with the participation of eyewitnesses and survivors, as well as representatives of the Berlin city government and distinguished members of the Berlin-Jewish community.
Berlin Summer Program 2015