08/17/2020 Archival Research

An exceptional source on the history of Jewish survivors of the Shoah

The Archive of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial has been very fortunate in acquiring an impressive new source. Gabriela Fenyes, a former board member of Hamburg’s Jewish Community, has just donated a register of passports to the Memorial Archive. While clearing out old documents dating back to her work for the Board in the 1990s, she came across a logbook that had been used to register the issuing of passports. Read more

06/26/2020 Archival Research

International researchers visit the archives of the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial

Therkel Straede, Professor of Contemporary History at the Syddansk Universitet - University of Southern Denmark is leading a new research project on "concentration camp ships" on the Baltic Sea. The project is dedicated to the ships that started shortly before the end of the war with several thousand prisoners on board from the Stutthof concentration camp near Danzig. Some of them landed in the Bay of Lübeck, as did ships where the SS had taken prisoners from Neuengamme concentration camp. More than 300 prisoners from Stutthof reached the town of Klinkholm on the Danish island of Mön on May 5, 1945. Read more

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