“My friend (…) told me when he arrived: ‘I won’t survive this more than three months.’ And indeed, three months later, he was dead.”

Georges Jidkoff, France, interview 1987

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Margot Heumann died

Margot was born on February 17, 1928 in Hellenthal, Germany into a Jewish family. In 1942, the family was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto where they spent two years. She often talked about how…

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Call for Papers for the Conference: "Welfare policy and social racism under Nazi rule"

Under Nazi rule, social welfare work was structured according to eugenic and socio-racist criteria. The distinction between ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ recipients of state social benefits already…

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Exhibition ‘Between Coercion and Concentration Camp. The Poor and the Marginalised in Hamburg during the Nazi Era’

June 10 sees the official opening of the new touring exhibition entitled ‘Between Coercion and Concentration Camp. The Poor and the Marginalised in Hamburg during the Nazi Era’ by the Foundation of…

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Report on the commoration of the 77th anniversary of liberation

Chamber concert with readings The first of these events was a chamber concert with readings on 29 April in the former production halls of the Walther company at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp…

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Call for Participation: Looking Back, Around and Ahead – 40 Years of International Workcamps

Introduction During World War II, the Neuengamme Concentration Camp was expanded to become the central concentration camp in northwest Germany with more than 85 subcamps. As a result of the principle…

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