The One Humanity Institute emerges from the need to focus on a culture of peace with forgiveness and trust. To achieve this peace requires a grassroots revolution of consciousness.
Just as the horrors of Auschwitz – the site of perhaps the most notorious horrors in our history – whose essence inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights led OHI to turn this historic location into an example of our shared humanity, and to guide visitors through the exploration of models for a future.
The mission of the Institute is to become a collaborative platform that supports the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity for all life through innovative programs and experiences.
the town of Oświęcim/Auschwitz is the ideal location for this new vision for humanity that honors those who perished while inspiring rising generations to reach for an alternative future that resolves obstacles to global harmony.
The One Humanity Institute Bakery and the City of Hope provide spaces to explore conflict resolution, regenerative solutions in the face of climate change, social and economic justice, the empowerment and activism of youth, leadership, individual health and trauma healing as expression of societal health, as well as protecting and preserving our global commons.
for the form, voice, thoughts and spirit of each human being
of our feelings, thoughts and behaviors to be transparent
in feelings and thoughts
to take a stand
to reflect inner peace
to be a seeker
In 2014, Dr. Nina Meyerhof was invited by a group of women to join them on a visit to Auschwitz. Nina was always told by her mother that her grandmother was murdered at Auschwitz the day she was born. It was truly shocking for her to find so many family names on the SHOAH list.
When Nina met Domen Kočevar on a plane going to The Parliament of World Religions in 2015, they felt destiny pulling them together.
After Domen had gone to visit Auschwitz himself, they then met again and the idea for the One Humanity Institute was born. Beginning with a simple bench in a park for reflection, it quickly grew into the vision of turning the empty military barracks opposite Auschwitz I Museum into the City of Hope.
When Nina and Domen were gifted the former bakery and family house of Haim Horowitz in 2019, the focus shifted to creating the One Humanity Bakery in the town centre as a prototype and first starting point on the way to the City of Hope. .
Drawing on an international network of peace-seekers, activists and community leaders, the One Humanity Institute is honoured to be driven by passion and expertise.