10/07/2015 Archival Research

A Moving Collection of Letters and Memorabilia

Today, Michael Rosenberg handed over his mother's original personal documents to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Read more

09/29/2015 Report, Archival Research

The Short Life of Bartele Bijma

“Onderduiker” was the word used in the Netherlands to describe people who went into hiding, trying to escape the German occupier. Bartele Bijma was 20 years old when he went into hiding – he wanted to avoid compulsory work which meant being recruited to perform forced labor in the German armament industry. Eleven months later he died in the Neuengamme concentration camp. Read more

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

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

02/18/2015 Report, Archival Research

Hermann Hoffmann’s family papers handed over

The Hoffmann family handed over the documents and objects which belonged to Hermann Hoffmann to the Neuengamme Memorial Site Archive last Friday. In 1936, Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court) convicted Hermann Hoffmann of illegal resistance activities in cooperation with the Communist Party of Germany after which he was brought to the Fuhlsbüttel penitentiary. Read more