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The redesign of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and the opening of new permanent exhibitions in May 2005 have improved the range of educational opportunities at the memorial.

The grounds themselves are the starting point for educational work at the former concentration camp. Monuments and memorials, original and reconstructed historical artefacts, historical buildings, the exhibitions, walking trails and information boards all provide a means of experiencing and understanding the site. The concentration camp memorial offers tours of the grounds and exhibitions, guided group events and project days. The memorial is intended to be a place for questions, discussion, reflection and personal engagement with the past and present.

In order to address the growing importance of the memorial as a place of learning, a centre for historical studies was established when the memorial was redesigned. This centre is a place of study and work for schoolchildren, young people, seminar groups and information disseminators involved in further education. The centre has event and seminar rooms of various sizes, two film rooms, a working room, a kitchen and dining areas. The seminar rooms are equipped with modern media technology (projectors, DVD and VHS players, Internet access).
Visitors at the main "Traces of History" exhibition.