11/10/2018 Time witness

In dialogue with Marianne Wilke

On Friday, November 9, 2018, Marianne Wilke visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial to give a speech about her childhood under the oppression of the National Socialist Regime and the consequences on her life until today. She was the child of an “arian” mother and a Jewish father and was categorized “half Jewish” an suffered nearly the same consequences as Jews did. Her parents lived in what was called a “privileged marriage”. Her father was deported to Terezin in February 1945, he survived. Many members of his family did not share that luck though and were murdered e.g. in Riga and Minsk. Read more

10/19/2018 Time witness

Documentary About the Life of Aage Jørgensen

In 1945, shortly after his liberation from the Neuengamme concentration camp, Aage Jørgensen wrote down his experiences during the imprisonment. These notes remained unread for over 40 years, until they were found again. On Friday, the survivor visited the Memorial with his son and a Canadian film crew. The Dane who lives in Canada today was arrested as a resistance fighter in Copenhagen in 1944, deported to Dachau and later to Neuengamme. He was a prisoner of the so-called “Scandinavian camp” until his liberation in 1945. A documentary about his life is being made at the moment. Read more

02/24/2016 Time witness

Eye-witness talk with Hans Gaertner

Today, Holocaust survivor Dr. Hans Gaertner visited the Center for Historical Studies at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial for an eye-witness talk. Read more

02/02/2016 Time witness

Eyewitness talk with Esther Bejarano

On January, 25th Esther Bejarano was invited for an eyewitness talk in the Centre for Historical Studies of Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Esther Bejarano read from her memoires “Erinnerungen. Vom Mädchenorchester in Auschwitz zur Rap-Band gegen rechts“ (Memories. From Women’s Orchestra in Auschwitz to the Rap-Band against the radical right wing). Read more

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

01/13/2015 Time witness

Janusz Kahl: "My family and I were able to survive."

On January 15, 2015 Janusz Kahl will be one of three contemporary witnesses with whom Katharina Hertz-Eichenrode will talk about the massacres in Meensel Kiezegem, Murat, Putten and Warsaw during WW II Read more

05/07/2010 Time witness, Project

Survivors talk to their children

By reason of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial… Read more