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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

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

06/06/2019 Archival Research

“Send a Ray of Hope”

Marie-Claude Henneresse, née Stoll, Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Alsace, visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on June 5. Her father, Martin Stoll, a German teacher and a French army reserve officer was imprisoned in Neuengamme. Read more

05/24/2019 Archival Research

A Gift from Warsaw in Memory of Nikodem Ziółkowski

"I promised my father before he died that I would bring the soil from the place where my grandfather lost his life," wrote Zygmunt Marek Ziółkowski to… Read more

05/08/2019 News

Amicale Internationale Neuengamme launches Young Committee for the next generations

On May 1st, 2019 the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme founded a new committee to represent 3rd and 4th generation descendants of victims and survivors of the Neuengamme concentration camp. It will focus on building a global network of descendants, supporting family history research and developing educational material for remembrance education. 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

10/11/2018 Report

Story Behind Personal Effects Revealed

Daniel Fröhlich donated personal belongings of Ferdinand von Reichel, a former prisoner, to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. During a visit to the memorial, the history teacher from Ilmenau spotted his great-granduncle’s wedding ring and WW1 Iron Cross in the Memorial’s main exhibition. Read more

11/01/2017 Archival Research

Important records revealed

On October 27, 2017, when Roland Roumilhac would have been 108 years old, his son Jean-Claude, his daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial for the first time. They brought amazing documents from his father’s time in Neuengamme with them. Read more

08/25/2017 Report

In Search for His Uncle’s Graves

What motivates a man of over 60, from Eastern Ukraine, to travel to Northern Germany for his first trip abroad? Read more

10/24/2016 Archival Research

Dr. Victor Fenyes's Legacy in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Dr. Victor Fenyes's daughters have lent their father's legacy to the archives of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. It has thus been made available for research while remaining family property. Read more