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06/05/2019 Event

Working for a Place of Exchange - International Summer Workcamp 2019

Join us for the international summercamp 2019! We will meet from August, 17th to August 31st 2019 in Neuengamme (Hamburg) to work, learn, discuss and get to know participants from many countries. You should be between 18 and 26. Camp languages: English and German. Read more

08/30/2018 Report

My year as a volunteer for the ASF (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste)

This year has truly flown by. So much has happened this past year in a blink of an eye. At the start of spring, my fellow volunteer Daria and I cajoled the groundskeeper of Neuengamme to provide us with bikes, and since then I’ve discovered a beautiful bike route that leads straight from our Bergedorf apartment to the memorial site along a paved, former train track, dotted with meadows and grazing cows. These 22 minute rides have become some of the most precious moments of my day, infusing me with energy for the work ahead. Read more

08/30/2018 Report

Report of the International Summer Camp at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Last Saturday commenced the yearly “Workcamp” of the Service Civil International in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. The concept began in the 1980s for participants from around the world to come to the memorial for two weeks and live on-site, create contacts, learn, converse over history and remembrance culture, and assist the memorial. This year’s summer camp was themed “Preparing an Exhibition.” Read more

09/20/2017 Report, Exhibition

An insight into the research and imparting work of the Memorial

Junior research fellow Lisa Herbst and trainee Marcin Schink give some information on the upcoming town hall exhibition in January 2018 and on their day-to-day work at the Memorial. Read more

09/05/2016 Report

Viktoria Kutdusova: “A year filled with experiences of a lifetime”

On September 1, 2015, a plane from Perm, Russia landed in Berlin Schönefeld. A young girl with two huge suitcases got off, not knowing what was awaiting her. At that moment, she was thinking about her future work at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, where she was expecting to broaden her knowledge on the German culture of remembrance and collect interesting material for her future academic work. Read more

02/02/2016 Report

Report about my first months as a volunteer at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

My name is Olga, I come from Moscow, Russia. In 2015 I graduated from university and decided to dedicate a year to do something important. Read more