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04/21/2022 Commemorative ceremony

Commemoration at Bullenhuser Damm

On 20 April, a memorial event attended by many relatives commemorated 20 Jewish children and at least 28 adults who were murdered 77 years ago by SS men in a school building at Bullenhuser Damm in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort. Read more

03/07/2022 Archival Research

New private documents on the internment camp received

Hans-Joachim and Jürgen Timm yesterday presented the memorial's archive with a collection of papers their father made during his one-year internment in Neuengamme. Read more

09/30/2021 Time witness, Report

Shoa survivor Helga Melmed’s visit to Hamburg

Helga grew up in a Jewish family in Berlin as the only child of her parents Frieda and Georg Arndtheim. When Helga was 13 the whole family was deported to the Ghetto in Łódź/Litzmannstadt as part of the first transport out of Berlin where her parents were murdered. Helga was deported to Auschwitz in 1943 and in 1944 she was selected by the SS for forced labour in various satellite camps of KZ Neuengamme in Hamburg (Veddel und Poppenbüttel/Sasel). Read more

08/30/2021 Time witness

Talk with Contemporary Witness Marione Ingram

On August 16, 2021, contemporary witness Marione Ingram from the USA visited the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial together with her husband Daniel. In front of students of the Marion-Dönhoff-Gymnasium and the Louisengymnasium, she read from her book "Kriegskind. A Jewish Childhood in Hamburg" and then spoke with moderator Karin Heddinga and the audience about her experiences in World War II and her political struggle afterwards. The event was organised by Stefanie Engel of the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in cooperation with the memorial. Read more

04/29/2021

Objects carry memories

The Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial commemorates the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp’s prisoners with a special multimedia report. Survivors and relatives tell their personal stories. Read more

04/21/2021 Exhibition

Exhibition in Neuengamme concentration camp memorial: Survived! And now?

The exhibition "Survived! And Now? Hamburg Victims of Nazi Persecution after their Liberation" is the first special exhibition to be shown at the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial after the reopening of the museums and memorials. The exhibition reports on the experiences and living conditions of survivors of National Socialist persecution in Hamburg. How did they fare in the weeks and months after their liberation? Read more

12/18/2020 News

The Reflections Blog of the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme

The Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme is pleased to introduce two new staff members for the Reflections blog. Since mid-November, Gyde Sönksen and Jonas Reinhardt have been supporting the Reflections blog and its social media presence as student volunteers. Read more

11/13/2020 Report

The "Space to Remember, Connect and Support" was opened

On November 13 2020, the "Space to Remember, Connect and Support" was ceremonially opened on the grounds of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. From now on, relatives can design posters for their relatives imprisoned at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. The „Space to Remember“ consists of an on-site presentation in the form of printing plates, a billboard, a printing workshop, and a website with a digital archive. Read more

11/06/2020 Event

Start of the "Space to Remember, Connect and Support"

Relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp have developed the “Space to Remember, Connect and Support” as an active and expanding international memorial site created by and for the relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. With individually-created posters, they tell the story of their persecuted family members. They invite others to reproduce the posters on-site and thus keep the memory alive. There will be a celebratory opening for this new, active memorial site on November 13, 2020. 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