11/07/2015 Report, Commemorative ceremony, Time witness

50 Years of the International Memorial – The Reception by the Senate and Panel Discussion

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of the International Memorial and the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial the Senate organized a reception at the City Hall. Read more

11/04/2015 Report

Every Story and every Voice Counts

The Blog "Reflections on Family History Affected by Nazi Crimes" let members of the "Amicale française de Neuengamme et de ses Kommandos" speak. Today: Yvonne Cossu-Alba. 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

09/09/2015 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

07/03/2015 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

05/07/2015 Commemorative ceremony, Report

Commemorating the End of the War and the Liberation of the Camp

Fifty-four survivors of the Neuengamme concentration camp and its satellite camps came from all over Europe, Israel, and the US together with their families to attend the celebrations at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial commemorating the end of the war and the liberation of the concentration camp 70 years ago. Read more

04/29/2015 Commemorative ceremony, Report

International Youth Meeting Project: Remember Bullenhuser Damm

Last week young people from five countries met in Hamburg to remember the children from Bullenhuser Damm and to think about the future of remembrance. Read more