Foto vom Studientag für angehende EisenbahnerInnen. Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2009.
Study Day for railway trainees. Potograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2009. (ANg 2014-526)

Programmes for Vocational Schools and Professionals


All seminars for professionals

The following programmes have been designed especially for professionals who want to find out more about what actions were taken by the police, public administration, judiciary, armed forces, Reichsbahn, physicians and nurses under the Nazis. The aim of these programmes is to encourage participants to reflect on their professions in the context of Neuengamme concentration camp as a historic site and also to learn more about the Memorial. The programmes for vocational schools and professionals are generally 2-day seminars, but a single Study Day is also available. If desired, Memorial staff can also visit your institution to help you prepare before your visit.

Study Day
Duration: 6 hours
Fee for students: €55 per group
Fee for adults: €90 per group

Study Day Plus
Duration: 7 hours
Fee for students: €60 per group
Fee for adults: €100 per group

Seminars
The fees for 2–3 day seminars depend on the length of the seminar.

Two-day seminar
Fee for students: €90 per group
Fee for adults: €170 per group

Three-day seminar
Fee for students: €130 per group
Fee for adults: €250 per group

For more information, or if you have any questions about booking a seminar or study day, please contact the Centre for Historical Studies at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.

The following is a list of possible topics for study days and seminars for professionals and vocational schools:

Medicine and Criminal Medical Experiments under the Nazis

This is a programme for nursing students and medical professionals. It addresses the involvement of physicians and nurses in crimes committed in concentration camps, including the Nazi euthanasia policy. Current issues, including human rights, will also be discussed. This programme was designed as a two-day seminar, but it can also be offered as a single study day focusing only on historical topics.

Medizin und Medizinverbrechen im Nationalsozialismus

Resistance of Trade Unions and Trade Unionists against the Nazis

We recommend this two-day seminar for unionists who are interested in learning more about the history and resistance of trade unions in the Nazi period. We also discuss current issues, such as changes in the economy and social welfare from the Nazi period to today.

The Role of the Police in Nazi Germany

This programme was created for police academy students and active police officers. We compare the actions taken by the police during the Nazi period with current issues, including human rights. Special focus is put on what has (or has not) changed in the police force since 1945, denazification, the persecution of perpetrators as well as the issue of preventive detention. This programme was designed as a two-day seminar, but it can also be offered as a single study day focusing only on historical topics.

Die Rolle der Polizei im Nationalsozialismus

Railway Workers, the Reichsbahn and Their role in Transports and Deportations under the Nazis

This is a programme for railway trainees and other interested professionals. It addresses the role of the Reichsbahn in the transportation and deportation of prisoners to the Nazi concentration and extermination camps, the conditions under which these took place and the consequences thereof. This programme was designed as a single study day but is also available as a two-day seminar, which includes a discussion of how the German railway dealt with this issue after 1945 and how the transports and deportations are remembered today.

 

Eisenbahner und Reichsbahn und ihre Rolle bei den Deportationen im Nationalsozialismus

The Armed Forces, the Armaments Industry and Their Implication in the Concentration Camp System and the Nazi Extermination Policy

This is a programme for German armed forces personnel as well as other professionals who are interested in the relationship between World War II, the concentration camp system and the Wehrmacht as an agent of the Nazi extermination policy. It was designed as a single study day, but it is also available as a two-day seminar, which includes the additional topics of prisoners, possible choices and Wehrmacht personnel who served as guards.

Die Rolle von Militär und Rüstungsindustrie im System der Konzentrationslager und nationalsozialistischer Vernichtungspolitik

The Judiciary and the Penal System under the Nazis

This is a programme for legal professionals, junior lawyers and employees in the penal system. It addresses the foundations of the judiciary and the penal system in the Nazi period. The two-day seminar discusses current issues, including human rights, and the question of preventive detention.  The programme is also available as a single study day that focuses only on historical issues.

Justiz und Strafvollzug im Nationalsozialismus

The Actions of the German Public Administration and the Nazi Policy of Exclusion and Persecution

This programme for public administration students and public administrators was designed as a two-day seminar. It addresses the role of public administration under the Nazis (especially in the health and social services sector) as well as current issues, including human rights. The programme can also be offered a single study day that focuses only on historical issues.

Verwaltungshandeln im Prozess der nationalsozialistischen Ausgrenzungs- und Verfolgungspolitik  

Please note: A list of study days on the site’s history, individual countries and questions relating to the culture of remembrance and the way society addresses the Holocaust and Nazi persecution can be found under Adult Groups.

Adults can also sign up for other courses not specifically tailored to a certain profession. These can be found under Further Education and Seminars.