Ausschnitt aus der Hauptausstellung mit ausgestellten Quellen, Foto: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, 2013.
Detail view of documents in the main exhibition. Photograph: Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, 2013. (ANg 2014-458)

Research Projects

One of our tasks at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial is to help initiate research projects on the history of Neuengamme and its satellite camps and to publish the results of this research. For this purpose, the Memorial cooperates with several partner universities, research institutes, museums, other memorials, history workshops and initiatives – especially those with a focus on the history of Neuengamme concentration camp and its satellite camps during and after the war. The Memorial regularly publishes the work of these research projects in Beiträge zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Verfolgung in Norddeutschland, Neuengammer Kolloquien and Neuengammer Studienheften.

The following projects are currently underway in the Memorial’s archive:

  • Completing the camp prisoner databases
  • Evaluating the custody lists of the former prisons
  • Comparing the camp’s transport records and dates with those of other memorial archives
  • Researching the satellite camp system
  • Researching the history of the Neuengamme concentration camp’s construction
  • The historical and art historical analysis of prisoners’ drawings
  • Researching the SS guards stationed at Neuengamme concentration camp

The following projects are currently underway in the Centre for Historical Studies:

The Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres is in charge of other third-party funded projects. Currently the project "Serious Game. The children of Bullenhuser Damm".


All special exhibitions designed by the Research and Exhibitions Department are available for loan and were initially presented at the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Hamburg City Hall. Examples: