In June 1982, a memorial stone was erected at the site of the former camp on the corner of Feldblumenweg and Petunienweg, and a plaque was also placed there as part of the "Sites of Persecution and Resistance 1933-1945" programme (Stätten der Verfolgung und des Widerstandes 1933–1945) of the Hamburg Cultural Authority. These memorial markers were initiated by a group of students from the Oberalster secondary school and were funded locally. The students had researched the history of the camp and published their findings in a brochure in 1980/81
A prefabricated house had remained on the site of a former prefabricated housing development, now the location of the Alster shopping centre and housing estate. In January 1985, a small museum and memorial were set up here at the initiative of the Association of Victims of Nazi Persecution – League of Anti-Fascists, the Alstertal community committee (Ortsausschuß Alsteral) and the Museum of Hamburg History. The museum includes a cramped makeshift home from 1944, complete with original furniture. Workers critical to the war effort were given such houses by the city council if their own homes had been bombed. The left half of the building houses an exhibition on the history of the Sasel satellite camp and shows the difficult conditions under which the female prisoners were forced to work to produce these prefabricated buildings. On 1 September 1989, a wooden sculpture by Franz Vollert was unveiled in the forecourt of the memorial to commemorate the fate of the prisoners and the horror of World War II. The memorial, which is now a branch of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, is managed on a volunteer basis by the Working Group of the Poppenbüttel Prefabricated Building Memorial.
At the church in Bergstedt, a cluster of memorial stones by artist Axel Peters commemorates the prisoners who died in the Sasel satellite camp.
Memorial stone at site of former camp:
corner of Petunienweg and Feldblumenweg
Directions by public transportation: from the Poppenbüttel urban rail station [S-Bahn], take Bus 276 to the “Feldblumenweg” stop.
Poppenbüttel Prefabricated Building Memorial: Kritenbarg 8, 22391 Hamburg, Germany.
Directions by public transportation: S1 urban rail to Poppenbüttel station [S-Bahn].
Opening hours: Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment, also during all school holidays except Easter and Pentecost.
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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel through KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme
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Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel
Tel.: +49 40 7237403 (only during opening hours).
Lucille Eichengreen: Von Asche zum Leben. Erinnerungen, revised edition, Bremen 2001.
Lucille Eichengreen: Frauen und Holocaust. Erlebnisse, Erinnerungen und Erzähltes, Bremen 2004.
Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel. Geschichte des KZ-Außenlagers Hamburg-Sasel, Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, editor: Thomas Krause, Hamburg 1990 (Hamburg-Porträt 25).
Geschichte eines Außenlagers: KZ Sasel. Ein Projekt zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, Sekundarstufe I/II, erarbeitet von Klasse 9 c/10 c, 1980/2, Gymnasium Oberalster, Teacher: G. Liszkowski, published by Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung, Hamburg 1982.
Krystyna Razinska/Henryka Sadowska/Madeleine Schulps: Lebenszeugnisse aus dem KZ Sasel, Grundkurs Geschichte 1996–1998, Gymnasium Oberalster, Hamburg 1998.