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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

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

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

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

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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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

05/09/2017 Commemorative ceremony

Review on the international commemorative events 2017

On the occassion of the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the camps, the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial organized an international commemorative service on May 3 that was attended by 9 survivors from different countries. Part of the program also was a meeting for the relatives of former prisoners, the third Forum „Future of Remembrance“ and public talks by survivors. Read more

01/13/2017 Commemorative ceremony

72. Anniversary of the End of the Second World War and the Liberation of Concentration Camps

Commemorative Events Organized by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on the Occasion of the 72. Anniversary of the End of the Second World War and the Liberation of Concentration Camps. Read more