Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims (bzfo)

The bzfo offers help to victims of organized state violence suffering from physical ailments, long-term psychological sequelae and psychosomatic disorders.

The bzfo treats children, adolescents, adults and their families from more than 50 countries as well as victims of the former East German secret service, overall more than 500 every year. Out-patient care and day-clinic care is provided through medical, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment offers. The healing process is supported by resource-oriented therapy offers such as art therapy, music therapy, physiotherapy and the Intercultural Healing Garden. 

The rehabilitation of torture victims supports them to feel their dignity again and to lead a life which is largely free of the physical and psychological after-affects caused by the torture experience. At the same time it is always a form of resistance against the torturers and their regimes.

The bzfo is independent of any political allegiance. The non-profit association "Behandlungszentrum für Folteropfer e.V." is registered as a charity. 

Founded in 1992, the bzfo since 1997 is supported by »Überleben - Stiftung für Folteropfer« and in 2005 integrated the Center for Refugee Support and Migrant Services.

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Next Concerts

Friday, June 7, 2019
Basilique Saint-Remi de Reims, France

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Philharmonie de Paris, France

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Philharmonie Luxembourg

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 3

Stefan Willich, conductor
Delphine Haidan, mezzo-soprano
Chorus Nicolas de Grigny
Children chorus 'Notre Dame Reims'

Tickets (Paris)

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