Democracy always faces the thrilling challenge of safeguarding its citizens’ fundamental freedoms at the same time as ensuring its own preservation. Confronting Germany’s recent history compels Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie e.V. to stand up to all threats to democracy. The association has made it a goal to challenge racism, xenophobia, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other misanthropic attitudes. Political extremism, too, must be addressed with preventative measures.