The generation after... (Hamburg-Neuengamme)
Description: During World War II, the concentration camp Neuengamme was developed to be the central concentration camp for northwestern Germany with more than 80 sub-camps. Almost half of the 100.000 prisoners from all over Europe were murdered by the SS principle „extermination through labor“. Today, the memorial is a place of commemoration, information, education and research. Until 2003/2006, there were two prisons on the area of the former concentration camp, so the bigger part of it could not be accessed by the public. The participants of the first work camp in 1982 created the first circular path around the area and put up information boards. This year, the participants will mainly deal with the “second generation” by speaking to the descendants of former prisoners and those of the perpetrators
Type of Work: Speaking to representatives of the second generation; dealing with their experiences as members of families who were impacted by the crimes of the National Socialists in different ways; processing the results by creating a multilingual radio broadcast or a podcast together, which will be presented on the blog www.rfhabnc.org (“Observations about families impacted by Nazi crimes”); grounds maintenance work on the memorial site.
Study Theme: The history of the concentration camp Neuengamme and the arguments concerning the memorial site.
Accommodation: In rooms, kitchen and meals in big tents.
Requirements: Interest in historical topics and self-initiative (important: knowledge of English and/or German).
Approximate Location: Neuengamme is an outer district of Hamburg and 30km away from the city center. Hamburg has 1.8 million residens and the biggest seaport of Germany. The city offers more than 60 theatres, 100 music clubs and about 60 museums.
Notes: Excursions to Hamburg might be possible
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