06/08/2020 News

Visit in Times of Coronavirus

The memorial sites of the Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres have reopened, specifically with their exhibitions, and we now look forward to welcoming you. Since July, public guided tours of the outside premises of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial are on offer once again, along with the first of our events. However, the number of participants is limited. 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

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

09/15/2020 News

Two new volunteers from Australia and Russia

In early September, Elena Borodina and Justin Warland began their voluntary service at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. During the next 12 months, Elena from Russia and Justin from Australia will support the memorial in its various departments. Read more

08/17/2020 Archival Research

An exceptional source on the history of Jewish survivors of the Shoah

The Archive of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial has been very fortunate in acquiring an impressive new source. Gabriela Fenyes, a former board member of Hamburg’s Jewish Community, has just donated a register of passports to the Memorial Archive. While clearing out old documents dating back to her work for the Board in the 1990s, she came across a logbook that had been used to register the issuing of passports. Read more


Winners of the Bertini award visit the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

On Monday, 13 July 2020, the memorial was pleased to welcome three schoolgirls who are intensively involved in the research about the history of the concentration camp Hamburg-Neugraben, a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. They handed over written memories of the survivor Melitta Stein from the USA, whom they had interviewed by email. 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

06/26/2020 Archival Research

International researchers visit the archives of the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial

Therkel Straede, Professor of Contemporary History at the Syddansk Universitet - University of Southern Denmark is leading a new research project on "concentration camp ships" on the Baltic Sea. The project is dedicated to the ships that started shortly before the end of the war with several thousand prisoners on board from the Stutthof concentration camp near Danzig. Some of them landed in the Bay of Lübeck, as did ships where the SS had taken prisoners from Neuengamme concentration camp. More than 300 prisoners from Stutthof reached the town of Klinkholm on the Danish island of Mön on May 5, 1945. Read more

06/24/2020 News

Place to Remember Takes Shape

First elements of the Place to Remember, Connect and Support were installed on the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial grounds in early June. Read more