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

09/20/2021 Event

Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland – Report on a literary chamber music matinée

The concert on September, 19th, commemorated 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany and was a collaboration between the actor Roman Knižka, known for his appearances in various TV dramas, films and audiobook narrations, and the wind quintet OPUS 45 whose musicians play in a range of renowned ensembles throughout Germany. Under the title “Ich hatte einst ein schönes Vaterland” (I once had a beautiful fatherland), these artists came together to offer this ‘literary chamber music matinée’ in the former Walther Werke of the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial. Read more

08/30/2021 Time witness

Talk with Contemporary Witness Marione Ingram

On August 16, 2021, contemporary witness Marione Ingram from the USA visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial together with her husband Daniel. In front of students of the Marion-Dönhoff-Gymnasium and the Louisengymnasium, she read from her book "Kriegskind. A Jewish Childhood in Hamburg" and then spoke with moderator Karin Heddinga and the audience about her experiences in World War II and her political struggle afterwards. The event was organised by Stefanie Engel of the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in cooperation with the memorial. Read more

03/25/2021 Commemorative ceremony

Commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation

Overview of the commemoration program to mark the 76th anniversary of the end of WW2 and the liberation of concentration camps. Read more

02/04/2021 Commemorative ceremony

We participated in the action "Lights Against Darkness"

The liberation of the Auschwitz death camp 76 years ago on January 27, 1945 did not mean the end of persecution, exploitation, oppression and murder of tens of thousands of people who continued to be imprisoned in concentration camps like Neuengamme. Especially in the last months of the war, thousands of prisoners died. We commemorated the suffering of the prisoners in an online event on Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism, coinciding with other memorials at sites of Nazi crimes. Read more

11/06/2020 Event

Start of the "Space to Remember, Connect and Support"

Relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp have developed the “Space to Remember, Connect and Support” as an active and expanding international memorial site created by and for the relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. With individually-created posters, they tell the story of their persecuted family members. They invite others to reproduce the posters on-site and thus keep the memory alive. There will be a celebratory opening for this new, active memorial site on November 13, 2020. Read more

10/05/2020 Event

6th Future of Remembrance Forum 2020

Each year the Future of Remembrance Forum offers relatives of former concentration camp prisoners and victims of Nazi persecution, memorial site staff, and interested participants the opportunity to get to know one another and to exchange their views. The 6th Forum is to be held at Neuengamme Concentration Camp from 11 to 13 November 2020 and will revolve around the ways in which the memory of Nazism is reflected in the media. 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

07/07/2020 Event

First digital workcamp at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

At this year's international work camp "What remains? Digital Traces of Neuengamme Concentration Camp", the participants will undertake online research on the topic of remembrance and the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. For the first time the annual international camp will take place digitally. Read more

05/03/2020 Commemorative ceremony

75th Anniversary of the Liberation

It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the events scheduled for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation. We are making plans for a virtual commemoration: Read more