03/04/2020 Archival Research

Following the Trail of the Dead Uncle

Marius Woltjer was 28 when he died in the Neuengamme concentration camp in February 1945. Less than nine months earlier he was arrested as a resistance fighter in the Netherlands. Following his imprisonment in Vught and Sachsenhausen concentration camps, he arrived in Neuengamme in October 1944 and was probably transferred on to the Husum-Schwesing satellite camp. Read more

09/11/2019 Archival Research

Mail from Lodz

The Memorial has recently received a package from the Muzeum Tradycji Niepodległościowych in Lodz, Poland. Wojciech Zrodlak, a museum employee, had discovered a bundle of documents in a cabinet and sent them to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. The documents were presumably donated to the museum in the 1980s by Sergiusz Jaskiewicz, a former prisoner of the Kaltenkirchen satellite camp. In 1985 Jaskiewicz became the representative of the Polish Amicale Internationale de Neuengamme in Lodz and since then maintained contact with former prisoners all over the world. Read more

06/06/2019 Archival Research

“Send a Ray of Hope”

Marie-Claude Henneresse, née Stoll, Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Alsace, visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5. Her father, Martin Stoll, a German teacher and a French army reserve officer was imprisoned in Neuengamme. Read more

05/24/2019 Archival Research

A Gift from Warsaw in Memory of Nikodem Ziółkowski

"I promised my father before he died that I would bring the soil from the place where my grandfather lost his life," wrote Zygmunt Marek Ziółkowski to… Read more

11/01/2017 Archival Research

Important records revealed

On October 27, 2017, when Roland Roumilhac would have been 108 years old, his son Jean-Claude, his daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial for the first time. They brought amazing documents from his father’s time in Neuengamme with them. Read more

10/24/2016 Archival Research

Dr. Victor Fenyes's Legacy in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Dr. Victor Fenyes's daughters have lent their father's legacy to the archives of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. It has thus been made available for research while remaining family property. Read more

03/31/2016 Project, Archival Research

Two New Research Projects at the Centre for Historical Studies

In March of this year, we welcomed Dr Susann Lewerenz and Dr Claudia Bade to our team at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, where they are working on externally funded research projects. Dr Lewerenz is researching the forms, functions and effects of racism in colonialism and National Socialism, while Dr Bade's research project concerns military justice in the city during the war, with a focus on verdicts, sentences and people involved in the courts of the replacement training army in Hamburg and Northern Germany from 1939 to 1945. Read more

12/01/2015 Archival Research

In which satellite camp were these photos made?

The archive of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial will appreciate any information. Read more

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