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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