25-08-20

Funding secured: collaborative project between the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation and TIB on places of Gestapo terror in present-day Lower Saxony


Traces of the past: making Gestapo crimes digitally visible

Where in present-day Lower Saxony were places of Gestapo terror located? Which buildings did the political police use during National Socialism? Where did the Secret State Police have its headquarters and detention centres? How did transport services...

13-03-20

Corona Pandemie


No events, exhibitions opened again

Due to the coronavirus outbreak our events and educational programmes will be cancelled, starting from Monday, 16 March 2020. The exhibitions are opened again (Bergen-Belsen Memorial from 6 May on, Wolfenbüttel Memorial from 10 May on).

10-03-20

75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on 19 April


Large commemorative event cancelled

In light of the spread of the coronavirus in Germany and the associated travel restrictions in many countries, most survivors will not be able to attend the ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp....

07-11-18

80 years ago: November pogrom 1938 in Lower Saxony

In front of everyone's eyes: state-ordered terror. In the days around 9 November 1938, many in Germany participated in the worst riots against the Jewish population since the Middle Ages - synagogues in flames, devastation, looting, arrests,...

07-11-18

Travelling exhibition Children in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

The special exhibition Children in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp tells the story of the around 3,500 children under 15 who were imprisoned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Based on individual life stories, the exhibition presents the...

07-11-18

Flyer of the memorial Bergen-Belsen in additional languages

The Leaflet Documentation Centre Cemetery Historical Grounds of the Camp Bergen-Belsen is now available for download in Dutch, Polish and Russian: Information flyer

24-08-17

Private initiative


Initiative to raise a monument in Farsleben

In a private initiative Ron Chaulet is seeking help and assistance to raise a monument in Farsleben. You can find more on his project on www.13april1945.com and we are happy to spread information on it.

Farsleben is a village near Magdeburg where...

02-05-17

Digital accesses to the history


Digital terrain guide

The memorial has been working on the development of digital accesses to the history of this place for several years. In 2012, during the 60th anniversary of the memorial in cooperation with the SPECS research group of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, the...

27-04-17

The dead of Bergen-Belsen


Number and burial places of the victims of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

The Bergen-Belsen Memorial is repeatedly confronted with the question of where the people who died in the concentration camp were buried. One reason for this inquiry from visitors is that the total number of victims is estimated to be around 52,000,...