Foto des ehemaligen „Dokumentenhauses“. Heute ist es das „Haus des Gedenkens“. Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2006. (ANg 2014-467)
This former exhibition building (Dokumentenhaus) is now the House of Remembrance. Photograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2006. (ANg 2014-467)

House of Remembrance

The names of the dead in the House of Remembrance. Photograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2014. (ANg 2014-468)
Foto mit den Namen der Toten im Haus des Gedenkens. Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2014. (ANg 2014-468)

In the House of Remembrance, the names of the prisoners who died in Neuengamme concentration camp have been written on white fabric banners. These names were determined based on incomplete original sources that have been preserved from the camp (camp death registers, registry office records as well as cremation and burial lists) and are arranged according to date of death. The names of almost 25,000 victims have been established so far: roughly half of the 42,900 or more people who died as prisoners in Neuengamme concentration camp. More information about prisoners can be found in printed records or in digital form on our computer database. Facsimiles of the camp’s death registers can also be found in a side room, where visitors can also look out on the Field of Ashes and the International Monument. These registers belong to the most important historical artefacts from Neuengamme concentration camp.