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

01/04/2020 Event

#75liberation

What does liberation mean? What did it mean to concentration camp prisoners? What happened in the days before the liberation? What is the purpose of memorial sites? On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the war and the liberation of concentration camps, memorial sites, which serve as reminders of the Nazi injustice, would like to raise the awareness of the topic in the social media in 2020. Read more

06/05/2019 Event

Working for a Place of Exchange - International Summer Workcamp 2019

Join us for the international summercamp 2019! We will meet from August, 17th to August 31st 2019 in Neuengamme (Hamburg) to work, learn, discuss and get to know participants from many countries. You should be between 18 and 26. Camp languages: English and German. Read more

05/07/2019 Commemorative ceremony

Overview of the Commemorative Events to Mark the 74th Anniversary of the Liberation

Nine survivors attended the commemorative events on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the end of the war at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial: Nataliya Radchenko from Belarus, Nahum Rotenberg from Israel, Kseniya Olchova from Russia, Livia Fränkel and Elisabeth Kischinowski Masur from Sweden, Yevgeniy Malychin, Anton Rudnev and Karl Paiuk from Ukraine and Margot Heuman from the United States. Delegations and survivors’ associations from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany also attended the events. Moreover, we were pleased to welcome numerous relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme concentration camp. Read more

03/10/2019 Event

Future of Remembrance Forum 2019

The 5th Future of Remembrance Forum 2019 focuses on the perspective of the heterogenous group of descendants of victims and survivors of Nazi persecution on developments within national and international remembrance culture. We will address the following topics: Read more

02/21/2019 Commemorative ceremony

74th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

Commemorative Events Organized by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on the Occasion of the 74th Anniversary of the End of the War and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps in May 2019

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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

11/08/2018 Commemorative ceremony

Dutch and French Amicale Visit the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Delegations from the Netherlands and France visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on November 2, 2018 as a part of their commemorative journey (pèlerinage). Jean-Michel Gaussot, President of Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme, Martine Letterie, President of Stichting Vriendenkring Neuengamme and Jean-Michel Clère, President of Amicale de Neuengamme et de ses Kommandos accompanied the groups. Approximately 100 people took part in the journey. 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

05/08/2018 Commemorative ceremony

Overview of the Events on the Occasion of the 73. Anniversary of the End of the War and the Liberation of Concentration Camps