09/22/2015 Archival Research

Identified After 70 Years

For decades, all that was known about the boy W. Junglieb, one of the children killed by the SS at Bullenhuser Damm on 20 April 1945, was that he was 12 years old and most likely came from Yugoslavia. Read more

09/22/2015 News

Refugees Welcome!

The staff of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial vehemently opposes all forms of racism and hostility towards refugees. We declare our… Read more

09/18/2015 News

In Remembrance of Jørgen Barfod

The Neuengamme concentration camp memorial mourns Jørgen Barfod who died on September 9, 2015 at the age of 97 in Denmark.

As a member of the Danish… Read more

09/17/2015 Commemorative ceremony, Conference

Divided Memory: Remembering Nazi Forced Labour in Twenty-First-Century Europe

International Forum on Nazi Forced Labour, Hamburg March 2016. Call for papers Read more

09/09/2015 Commemorative ceremony, Report

A New Monument Commemorates Four Young Men from Pieterzijl

On Saturday, 5 September 2015, a new monument was erected in the Neuengamme memorial grove in commemoration of Sjoerd Kok, Arnold Stuut, and the brothers Jan and Klaas Wiersma from the village of Pieterzijl in the Netherlands. Read more

09/01/2015 Project

New Blog „Reflections on Family History Affected by Nazi Crimes"

Four Months ago, during the Forum „Future of Remembrance“, we led fruitful discussions, developed new ideas and laid the foundation for new projects. Today, we would like to inform you about opportunities for continuing this promising exchange of ideas. Read more

08/25/2015 Report

A Neuengamme volunteer reports on her service

My name is Ana Buka, I did a voluntary service at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial from September 2014 till September 2015. My work here was very diverse thanks to the Neuengamme staff who were nothing but friendly and supportive. Apart from all the everyday tasks, I would like to point out some things I did which will stay in my mind. Read more

07/31/2015 Archival Research

Hendrik Reinders’s letters handed over to the Memorial

Last week, the Veldman family from the Netherlands gave the Memorial the copies of the letters written by their late grandfather Hendrik Reinders (September 11, 1887 – May 3, 1945) who died as a prisoner of the Neuengamme concentration camp. Hendrik Reinders sent these short letters to his family both from the prison in Assen and on his way to the Neuengamme concentration camp. Read more

07/03/2015 Project, Exhibition

“Casting Light on a Dark Place”

An art installation created by the Anna Warburg School in collaboration with Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and Friends of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Read more

05/20/2015 Commemorative ceremony, Conference, Project

Looking Back on the “Future of Remembrance” Forum

One hundred people from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Israel, the US and South Africa attended the “Future of Remembrance” forum on 5–6 May 2015. It was an opportunity to come together for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of former concentration camp prisoners, including those who were persecuted for being Jewish or for political reasons as well as former slave labourers from Eastern Europe. For some of them, it was the first time to participate in such discussions. Everyone agreed that it was important to make the many different family backgrounds more apparent. Read more