April 2019

  • Memorial ceremony at the loading platform

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Memorial ceremony at the loading platform

    27. April 2019

    16:00 - 17:30

    Memorial ceremony organised by the Bergen-Belsen Working Group, with speeches by Michael Gelber, survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and Diana Gring, research assistant at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial. Musical accompaniment provided by MIZWA from Hanover.

    Location: Wagon on the loading platform

     
  • Commemorative events for the 74th anniversary of the liberation

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Commemorative events for the 74th anniversary of the liberation

    28. April 2019

    10:00 - 16:00

    Commemorative events for the 74th anniversary of the liberation

    Events organised by the State of Lower Saxony, the State Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony and the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation

    A shuttle service will be provided between Celle, Winsen (Aller) and the Memorial before and after the ceremonies. More information about departure times and stops will be available shortly before the event on our website, in the local papers and by telephone at +49 (0)5051–4759–0.

    10:00 a.m.
    Wreath-laying at the Bergen-Belsen POW cemetery
    Speech: TBD
    A shuttle service will be provided between the Memorial and the POW cemetery.

    11:30 a.m.
    Ceremony with wreath-laying at the obelisk, followed by ceremonies at the Jewish monument and the high cross
    With welcome speeches and addresses by Peter Tauber, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence, and TBD

    2:30 p.m.
    Official handover of keys for historical Building MB 89 in the grounds of the Niedersachsen barracks by the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence, Peter Tauber
    A shuttle service will be provided between the Memorial and the barracks.

    Events organised by the Bergen-Belsen Working Group:

    Monday, 15 April 2019, 7:30 p.m.
    Lights on the tracks
    Memorial service organised by the Bergen-Belsen Working Group and Bergen Protestant church congregation
    Location: Wagon on the loading platform

    Saturday, 27 April 2019, 4:00 p.m.
    Memorial ceremony at the loading platform
    Memorial ceremony organised by the Bergen-Belsen Working Group, with speeches by Michael Gelber, survivor of the Bergen-Belsen
    concentration camp, and Diana Gring, research assistant at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial. Musical accompaniment provided by MIZWA from
    Hanover.
    Location: Wagon on the loading platform

     

May 2019

  • “Dear mum, I want to talk to you.” Dramatized memoirs of Fanny Heymann

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    “Dear mum, I want to talk to you.” Dramatized memoirs of Fanny Heymann

    05. May 2019

    14:30 - 16:30

    Fanny Heymann was born on 27 February 1942 in Amsterdam, the daughter of German-Jewish parents who had fled to the Netherlands in 1937. They tried unsuccessfully to escape from there to the USA. In February 1944, Fanny, her parents and her siblings were deported to Bergen-Belsen. Her father died there one year later. A few days before the liberation, her mother died as well. The children returned to the Netherlands alone and were taken in by various foster families.

    Many years later, Fanny began to research her family history and search for her own identity. She discovered painting as a suitable medium for this. Through her paintings, Fanny Heymann presents her life story in a remarkable way: She imagines that she is in her studio, where she paints her mother, talks to her and dramatizes various meaningful episodes from her family history.

    This is the first time the dramatization will be held in German.

    Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Film Room

     
  • Tour through the exhibition “Armament, War and Crimes: The Wehrmacht, the Bergen military training ground and the Bergen-Hohne barracks, 1935–1945” for International Museum Day

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Tour through the exhibition “Armament, War and Crimes: The Wehrmacht, the Bergen military training ground and the Bergen-Hohne barracks, 1935–1945” for International Museum Day

    19. May 2019

    14:30 - 16:30

    The exhibition in the historical Building MB89 in the Niedersachsen barracks looks at the relationship between the Wehrmacht and the Nazi state, particularly the Wehrmacht’s involvement in crimes. It also covers the relationship between the Bergen-Hohne barracks and the Bergen-Belsen POW and concentration camp.

    Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial

    Meeting place: Information desk in the Documentation Centre

     
  • Nazi forced labour and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Nazi forced labour and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

    26. May 2019

    14:30 - 16:30

    Thematic tour through the permanent exhibition with Dr Thomas Rahe

    Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial

    Meeting place: Information desk in the Documentation Centre