Personal encounters with survivors of concentration camps leave a deep impression on young people and are a very effective way to get them more interested in the experiences of those who were persecuted during the Nazi period. Conversations with survivors are generally offered to school classes and youth groups. The Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial regularly hosts conversations in which survivors talk about their experiences. The children and grandchildren of former concentration camp prisoners also often participate in these talks. For more information about conversations with survivors and other current events, see What’s New.
Youth exchange projects or work camps take place at the Memorial every year. These get-togethers are often hosted as part of a bi- or tri-national youth project focusing on certain aspects relating to different countries or with an international focus. Every two years, the junior fire fighters of Hamburg also organise a three-day get-together on the Memorial grounds.
For more information on current events, see What’s New.
Blog of the workcamp 2011
Every May, we organise intergenerational get-togethers, in which former concentration camp prisoners, the descendants of people who were persecuted by the Nazis, descendants of Nazi perpetrators and young people who are interested meet and discuss new forms of commemoration and the future of remembrance.
Blog Reflections on Family History Affected by Nazi Crimes