05/15/2022 Event

Call for Papers for the Conference: "Welfare policy and social racism under Nazi rule"

We are looking for speakers for the conference "Welfare policy and social racism under Nazi rule" on the 6th/7th of October 2022 at Centre for Historical Studies at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial until the 18th of July. The conference aims to examine the surveillance, disciplinary and coercive measures implemented by Nazi welfare for the benefit of the Volksgemeinschaft, or people’s community, to ascertain the extent to which it co-operated with the police and the judiciary, and to consider the impact thereof.

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05/04/2022 Commemorative ceremony

Report on the commoration of the 77th anniversary of liberation

This year, together with the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme, the Foundation was again able to invite people to events to mark the anniversary of the liberation on site at the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial. In recent years, to our great regret, we had been unable to hold any commemorative events (2020) or welcome guests to Hamburg (2021) due to the Corona pandemic. To mark the occasion of the anniversary of the end of the war and the liberation of the concentration camps, a whole series of events took place at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial in addition to the central commemoration ceremony on 3 May 2022. Read more

04/21/2022 Commemorative ceremony

Commemoration at Bullenhuser Damm

On 20 April, a memorial event attended by many relatives commemorated 20 Jewish children and at least 28 adults who were murdered 77 years ago by SS men in a school building at Bullenhuser Damm in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort. Read more

02/18/2022 Commemorative ceremony

Announcement: Commemoration of the 77th anniversary of liberation

A preview of the events of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial taking place to mark the 77th anniversary of the end of the war and the liberation of the concentration camps in May 2022. Read more

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