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04/15/2024 Archival Research

A suitcase full of exciting papers

In the summer of 2022, the Hansen family took a special suitcase with them on their journey from Denmark to Hamburg. It contained historical documents and drawings by three Danish artists, Thorvald C. Hansen, Preben Holm Hansen, and Ib Holm Hansen. This special collection can now be found in the archive of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Read more

09/27/2023 Report

Barbara Maass’ Visit to the denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof Memorial Site

In mid-September, the denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof team welcomed Barbara Maass from Montréal to the memorial site in HafenCity. She is the granddaughter of Adolf and Käthe Maass, who were both deported from Hamburg to Theresienstadt in July 1942 and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Read more

08/25/2023 Exhibition

"Not Just a Memorial"

From 1 September to 31 October 2023, the photo installation ‘Not Just a Memorial’ will feature survivors and descendants at the ‘denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof’ memorial site. Read more

04/11/2023 News

Sara, not Surcis – new information about one of the children from Bullenhuser Damm

20 Jewish children were murdered in the basement of a former school on 20 April 1945. We now also know the correct spelling of Sara Goldfinger’s name and her date of birth. Read more

04/21/2022 Commemorative ceremony

Commemoration at Bullenhuser Damm

On 20 April, a memorial event attended by many relatives commemorated 20 Jewish children and at least 28 adults who were murdered 77 years ago by SS men in a school building at Bullenhuser Damm in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort. Read more

03/07/2022 Archival Research

New private documents on the internment camp received

Hans-Joachim and Jürgen Timm yesterday presented the memorial's archive with a collection of papers their father made during his one-year internment in Neuengamme. Read more

09/30/2021 Time witness, Report

Shoa survivor Helga Melmed’s visit to Hamburg

Helga grew up in a Jewish family in Berlin as the only child of her parents Frieda and Georg Arndtheim. When Helga was 13 the whole family was deported to the Ghetto in Łódź/Litzmannstadt as part of the first transport out of Berlin where her parents were murdered. Helga was deported to Auschwitz in 1943 and in 1944 she was selected by the SS for forced labour in various satellite camps of KZ Neuengamme in Hamburg (Veddel und Poppenbüttel/Sasel). Read more

08/30/2021 Time witness

Talk with Contemporary Witness Marione Ingram

On August 16, 2021, contemporary witness Marione Ingram from the USA visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial together with her husband Daniel. In front of students of the Marion-Dönhoff-Gymnasium and the Louisengymnasium, she read from her book "Kriegskind. A Jewish Childhood in Hamburg" and then spoke with moderator Karin Heddinga and the audience about her experiences in World War II and her political struggle afterwards. The event was organised by Stefanie Engel of the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in cooperation with the memorial. Read more


Objects carry memories

The Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial commemorates the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp’s prisoners with a special multimedia report. Survivors and relatives tell their personal stories. Read more

04/21/2021 Exhibition

Exhibition in Neuengamme concentration camp memorial: Survived! And now?

The exhibition "Survived! And Now? Hamburg Victims of Nazi Persecution after their Liberation" is the first special exhibition to be shown at the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial after the reopening of the museums and memorials. The exhibition reports on the experiences and living conditions of survivors of National Socialist persecution in Hamburg. How did they fare in the weeks and months after their liberation? Read more