Winners of the Bertini award visit the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

On Monday, 13 July 2020, the memorial was pleased to welcome three schoolgirls who are intensively involved in the research about the history of the concentration camp Hamburg-Neugraben, a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. They handed over written memories of the survivor Melitta Stein from the USA, whom they had interviewed by email.

In return, they received two copies of the recently published memoirs of Dita Kraus, who as a teenager was also imprisoned in the Neugraben camp, as well as the film "Hamburg, that was the turn", in which three survivors of the Neugraben camp are talking about their persecution.

The project involved students from four schools: the Gymnasium Süderelbe, the district schools Fischbek-Falkenberg and Süderelbe as well as the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium. They have already been awarded the Bertini Prize for their work in January 2020. The completion of a documentary film and the establishment of an information panel about the Neugraben Sattelite Camp are currently planned by the students.