The “Calmeyer Project” reflected in these 150 web pages is part of a gathering amount of information that started after Calmeyer’s death in 1972 by the diligent efforts of Peter Niebaum, his German biographer and leader of the Calmeyer Initiative in Germany and several adjoining countries. Alas, until recently, almost all information has been left in the German language, though that is about to change. Laureen Nussbaum, herself a child of Calmeyer Survivors, has agreed to translate the voluminous biography of Peter Niebaum. A large volume by Mathias Middelberg, also a lawyer like Calmeyer, is not yet slated for translation, but details the legal environment and Nazi decision structure in The Hague at the time. A new book by Michael Calmeyer Hentschel, Calmeyer’s second son and leader of the American arm of the Calmeyer Foundation, is exerpted and previewed in these pages, and will be the first dedicated book on “Calmeyer’s Legacy” written from the outset in English.
The Calmeyer Foundation is now 3 years old, a 501c3 charitable corporation in good standing, which takes donations as needed for its dissemination and research of information about Hans Calmeyer and the meaning of his legacy to the world. As can be seen on this website, some of the central meaning revolves around the value of innocent life, and the worthy sacrifices required to preserve life where we can do so. There is much more meaning to be found in Calmeyer’s life, and we are dedicated to exploring and conveying that meaning to Jews and Christians and Muslims willing to consider it.