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

05/03/2021 Report

Report about the commemorative events of the 76th anniversary of the liberation

We marked the 76th anniversary of the end of the war and the liberation of the Neuengamme concentration camp's prisoners with various digital and analogue events. Read more

04/07/2021 Report

Dita Kraus: Night thoughts

When 91-year-old concentration camp survivor Edith (Dita) Kraus fell ill with Corona and had to be treated in hospital for several weeks, she produced a text in which she writes about her memories and thoughts of Auschwitz. Read more

12/21/2020 Seasonal Newsletter

Year-end Circular Letter 2020/2021

We would like to take the opportunity of this year-end circular letter to thank you for all the support you have shown us in so many different ways throughout this peculiar year. We also want to give you a brief review of all the topics that have kept us busy over the past twelve months. Read more

12/07/2020 Project

Seminar cycle Places of Violence, Places of Learning

How do former places of violence become places of historical-political education? What challenges and problems, but also opportunities and innovations does the transformation of former sites of violence into memorials offer? Are there different challenges in different countries? We are currently discussing these and other questions in a tri-national seminar cycle with multipliers from Albania, France and Germany. Read more

11/13/2020 Report

The "Space to Remember, Connect and Support" was opened

On November 13 2020, the "Space to Remember, Connect and Support" was ceremonially opened on the grounds of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. From now on, relatives can design posters for their relatives imprisoned at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. The „Space to Remember“ consists of an on-site presentation in the form of printing plates, a billboard, a printing workshop, and a website with a digital archive. Read more

11/11/2020 Report

Report on the first Digital Workcamp “Was bleibt/What remains”

The annual International Workcamp at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial could, like so many planned events this year, not take place in the desired format. Instead of completely cancelling the event, a new medium was tried out, resulting in the first ever Online-Workcamp. This digital version was also organized and conceived in cooperation with the Service Civil International (SCI). Read more

10/01/2020 Event, Report

Article on the reading of Ricardo Lenzi Laubinger’s “Und eisig weht der kalte Wind”

On September 29, in an event held at the Ökumenisches Forum in the Hamburg HafenCity and organized by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, the author Ricardo Lenzi Laubinger presented his book: “Und eisig weht der kalte Wind”, on the life and tragic fate of his family – the Weiss/Laubingers. Read more

09/24/2020 Project

Launch of Exhibition Project „Riga as a Place of Crime and Remembrance”

In September 2020 the Project “Remembrance place Riga – The Deportation from the German-speaking territory and the Holocaust in Occupied Latvia 1941-1944” (exhibition title TBC) will be launched at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. The Project by Dr. Franziska Jahn and Matthias M. Ester M.A., supported by the German Foreign Office, will be in collaboration with German and Latvian Partners, who will create a bilingual travelling exhibition to this Theme. Read more

02/21/2020 Report

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Excavators and other construction equipment were set up months ago to start the construction of the hotel and office building in Lohsepark, HafenCity. As of 2023 the building will host the Hannoverscher Bahnhof Documentation Center on the ground floor. On February 17, 2020 a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of the construction. Read more