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11/08/2021 News

Mogens Henrik Nielsen passed away

We received the sad news that Mogens Henrik Nielsen passed away on 1 November 2021. He was born in 1927 in Odense, Fyn, and moved to West Jutland with his parents and sister in 1935. His father was active in the resistance, and in June 1944 the Gestapo arrested him and imprisoned him in the Hoserød camp. In August 1944, Mogens Henrik was also arrested on charges of sabotage and taken to Neuengamme concentration camp via the Frøslev police detention camp. He was 17 years old. Read more

05/10/2021 News

We mourn the death of Karl Salling Møller

Yesterday we received the news that our friend Karl Salling Møller passed away in Denmark at the age of 96. 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

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