New appointees to the Advisory Board that supports the work of the Lower Saxony memorials


On Monday, Professor Menachem Rosensaft, who was born in the Bergen-Belsen DP camp, was appointed chairman of the Advisory Board of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation. Although the Foundation maintains contact with over 100 survivors on account...


27 January

Over 100 memorial museums and educational sites are participating in the nationwide campaign #LichterGegenDunkelheit- #LightsAgainstDarkness

27 January—the day on which, in 1945, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp—has been the day of remembrance for all victims of National Socialism in Germany for 25 years.


On this day of remembrance, memorial...


Special 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...


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...


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....


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,...


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


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...


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...


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,...