Foto vom Studientag für angehende EisenbahnerInnen. Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2009.
Study Day for railway trainees. Potograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2009. (ANg 2014-526)


All seminars for professionals

The following offers are aimed at professional groups who want to find out more about the Nazi era actions of the police, the administrative authorities, the judiciary, the military, the Reichsbahn national railways, medical and nursing staff as well as the trade unions. References are made in each case to the historical site of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp, and each professional group is given the opportunity to get to know the Memorial Site. These study programmes are aimed primarily at vocational schools and professional groups and usually last two days; they can, however, also be booked as a one-day Study Day. Course preparations can also be carried out by the Memorial Site staff at the institution itself.

Study Day
Duration: 6 hours
Costs for youth groups: EUR 65.00 per group
Costs for adults: EUR 110.00 per group

Study Day+
Duration: 7 hours
Costs for youth groups: EUR 70.00 per group
Costs for adults: EUR 120.00 per group

If the Study Days are extended to seminars lasting several days, the costs are based on the actual time frame.

Duration: Two-Day Seminar
Costs for youth groups: EUR 130.00 to EUR 140.00 per group
Costs for adults: EUR 220.00 to EUR 240.00 per group

Duration: Three-Day Seminar
Costs for youth groups: EUR 195.00 to EUR 250.00 per group
Costs for adults: EUR 330.00 to EUR 360.00 per group

Duration: Four-Day Project Week
Costs for youth groups: EUR 260.00 to EUR 280.00 per group
Costs for adults: EUR 440.00 to EUR 480.00 per group

For more information and advice, please contact Dr Susann Lewerenz:
Phone: +49 40 428131536, email:

For bookings please contact Amina Edzards:
Phone: +49 40 428131522, email:

Selected Study Days aimed at professional groups:

Medical science and medical crimes under the Nazi rule

This programme is aimed first and foremost at nursing schools and medical professions. It looks at the involvement of doctors and nurses in crimes perpetrated at the concentration camps and the ‘euthanasia’ murders committed under the Nazi regime. Questions relating to present-day issues and to human rights are also addressed as part of this programme, which is scheduled as a two-day seminar. A one-day Study Day can also be booked if the main focus is limited to the historical topics.

Medizin und Medizinverbrechen im Nationalsozialismus

Trade union resistance during the Nazi era

This two-day seminar is aimed at trade unionists keen to study the history of trade unions under Nazi rule and learn more about trade union resistance. Aspects of relevance to the present are also included, i.e. the changes in the economic and social system from the Nazi period through to the present day.

The role of the Police during the Nazi era

This programme is aimed at police cadets and police officers. It addresses human rights issues based on the actions of the police during the Nazi era. Topics include continuities and breaches in the police force after 1945, the denazification and prosecution of perpetrators, and preventive detention.The programme is scheduled as a two-day seminar. A one-day Study Day can also be booked if the main focus is limited to the historical topics. In addition to the visit of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, there is also the possibility of excursions to the Fuhlsbüttel Memorial and the Stadthaus Historical Site in order to look at the role of the police during the Nazi era as well as issues such as persecution and resistance.

Die Rolle der Polizei im Nationalsozialismus

The Reichsbahn national railways and its role in Nazi era deportations

The Study Day is aimed at trainee railway workers and other interested groups. It looks at the role of the Reichsbahn in transporting prisoners to Nazi concentration and extermination camps, the conditions under which these transports were carried out, and their impact. A two-day seminar also considers the Reichsbahn’s actions after 1945 and the commemoration of the deportations.

Eisenbahner und Reichsbahn und ihre Rolle bei den Deportationen im Nationalsozialismus

The role of the military and the armaments industry within the concentration camp system and the Nazi policy of extermination

The Study Day is aimed at members of the German Armed Forces and groups keen to examine the connection between the Second World War and the concentration camp system as well as the Wehrmacht as an agent in the Nazi policy of extermination. Booked as a two-day seminar, the programme also considers such topics as the freedom to act and members of the Wehrmacht as guards and prisoners.

Die Rolle von Militär und Rüstungsindustrie im System der Konzentrationslager und nationalsozialistischer Vernichtungspolitik

Justice and the penal system during the Nazi era

The Study Day is aimed at legal experts, trainee lawyers and law enforcement staff. It considers the basic principles of justice and the penal system during the Nazi era. The two-day seminar also looks at issues relevant to the present day and to human rights, including the issue of preventive detention.

Justiz und Strafvollzug im Nationalsozialismus

Administrative procedures within the process of Nazi policies of exclusion and persecution

The two-day seminar for public administration trainees and employees examines the role of bureaucracy during the Nazi era – in particular that of the health and social authorities – as well as issues relevant to the present day and to human rights. Booked as a one-day Study Day, the programme focuses on the historical dimension of bureaucratic action.

Verwaltungshandeln im Prozess der nationalsozialistischen Ausgrenzungs- und Verfolgungspolitik  

Please note: Other Study Days offering an introduction to the history of the Memorial Site and various key topics without reference to a particular professional group can be found under the rubric Adults Groups.

Adults may also want to consider booking Further Education Courses and Seminars that are not specific to any particular professional group.

Please note our additional digital education offers.