Blick in die Bibliothek, Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2006.
View of the library. Photograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2006. (ANg 2014-456)


Our reference library is open to the public and holds a collection of works focusing on the following themes:

  • The Neuengamme concentration camp and its satellite camps
  • The concentration camp system
  • Resistance and persecution in northern Germany
  • Slave labour
  • Education at memorial sites, Holocaust education
  • The culture of remembrance

The library’s systematically organised collection includes roughly 20,000 books. We also subscribe to 110 journals. In the reading room, we have desks for ten people and a computer with Internet access. The entire collection can be searched in the online library database of the Gemeinsame Bibliotheksverbund (GBV): GBV catalogue
You can also search the shared online catalogue of libraries at memorial sites of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken (AGGB): AGGB catalogue

Digital copies of early survivors' testimonies in the library of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial can be found here.

The library also contains Fritz Bringmann’s (1918-2011) and Ralph Giordano’s (1923-2014) personal collections, which are separately classified and shelved. Visitors can see the collections by appointment.