On the 10th anniversary of the DEFA-Foundation, the book "Das Erbe der DEFA – Die fast unendliche Geschichte einer Stiftungsgründung" (engl.: "The heritage of the DEFA - The nearly never ending story of a foundation formation") by the media scholar Stefanie Eckert has been published. Up to that point, the sometimes adventurous history of the formation of the DEFA-Foundation has not been described in such a coherent and profound way, while also introducing its essential protagonists. In addition to realized models and unrealized concepts, the legal preconditions, conflicts and sensitivities are pointed out and reflected upon.
Stefanie Eckert is a media scholar and has been working for the DEFA Foundation since 2001.