03/16/2016 Commemorative ceremony

Forum „Future of Remembrance“: 30.4.-2.5.2016

During the Forum "Future of Remembrance" descendants of former concentration camp prisoners, members of survivors associations, Neuengamme Memorial staff and organizations supporting its work as well as young adults and other interested individuals can discuss questions regarding the future of remembering the time of National Socialism.

Based on previous meetings and projects new perspectives on the following topics shall be developed.

  1. Projects aiming to connect those interested in the "Future of Remembrance" because of their family history will be presented. How can networks be developed further and an international exchange be established?
  2. How can the work of the survivors associations, the commitment of descendants of those perse-cuted by the national socialists who are not members in any organization and the collaboration between them and the memorial be strengthened?
  3. We also want to build on the idea, if and how the names of those who were persecuted during National Socialism and survived could be represented at the historical sites.
  4. Why descendants of those persecuted by the National Socialists and those who are descendants of perpetrators give public presentations and write about their family history and what conse-quences does this have?
  5. How can we help young adults find a link between the history of National Socialism and their current lives? Young adults who spent six months dealing with this question present their thoughts.
  6. How can people be motivated to actively take part in the shaping of memory culture and the dialogue about the "Future of Remembrance"?
  7. What meaning do people without a direct biographical connection to persecutees, perpetrators, victims, bystanders, collaborators or onlookers attribute to remembering National Socialism? Young adults discuss with survivors why remembering National Socialism remains important and what it means for an individual's life and society.
  8. Further development of the Forum "Future of Remembrance" and other projects.

Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, Center for Historical Studies
Date and time:
Saturday, 30 April 2016, 10.30 am till 6 pm.
Sunday, 1 May 2016, 9.30 am till 6 pm.
Monday, 2 Mai 2016, 9.30 am till 4 pm.
Registration fee:
60 Euro/45 Euro reduced.
Registration is required. Interested individuals please contact:
Dr. Oliver von Wrochem, Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, Center for Historical Studies, Tel.: 040 428 131 515,
E-Mail: Oliver.vonWrochem@kb.hamburg.de


Registration Form