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

09/13/2021 News

Welcome to our new volunteer

Hello, I’m Daniel and I will be an Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF) volunteer here at the Neuengamme memorial over the next year (September 2021 – August 2022). Read more

09/06/2021 News

We have received the sad news that Melitta Stein has passed away

Born in 1927, Melitta Stein grew up in Prague as the second daughter of the Jewish Müller family. Her father ran a law firm, which he was forced to give up in the 1940s. On 2 July 1942, the family - father Karl, mother Margarethe and daughters Nina and Melitta - were deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto, and on 18 December 1942 to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Read more

09/03/2021 Archival Research

Valuable historical photos for research

The archive has received historical photos from the 1940s, taken in Bremen, Hamburg and Belarus. One collection shows concentration camp prisoners from the Bremen-Neuenland sub-camp clearing rubble. Another collection appears to have come from the possession of a member of Police Rifle Regiment 31 from Altona and shows photos from Altona and Belarus. 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

06/25/2021 Exhibition

#StolenMemory - Touring exhibition at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial Site

From July 29 to August 11, 2021, the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial will present the traveling exhibition #StolenMemory. The Arolsen Archives are still in possession of approximately 2,500 envelopes with personal items–so-called effects–that were stolen from prisoners when they were sent to a concentration camp. Read more

06/14/2021 News

Daily 1. July-5. August: Short Guided Tours for Individual Visitors

12.00 in German / 1.30 pm in English.

Individual visitors receive a first informative impression of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and an introduction to the history of the former concentration camp. Places will be allocated directly on site. The number of participants per tour is limited to 10.

Meeting point: Main entrance of Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial (Service Point) Read more

06/12/2021 News

... remember, when remembrance had to go digital...

Join us for the international online-Summer-Camp in August 2021! Read more

05/18/2021 News

We mourn the death of Neonila Kurliak

Recently, we received the sad news that Neonila Kurlyak died of Covid-19 on April 17, 2021 in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. We remember a warm-hearted, friendly and combative woman who, despite her difficult fate, could also laugh heartily and who kept her zest for life. She was always open-minded and open to new experiences. Read more

05/12/2021 News

Memorials in Hamburg are open again

As of Tuesday, 18 May 2021, the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial can once again be visited – under special precautions to comply with contact restrictions – within the usual opening hours. Read more