Mourning Sam Bloch

Long-serving Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation has died

The employees of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation are mourning the loss of Sam Bloch. This survivor of the Shoah served as Chairman of the Advisory Board from the establishment of the Foundation until last year.


Sam Bloch was born in 1924 in...

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 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,...

Bergen-Belsen International Summer School 2017

"Memory in the digital age"

The fourth Bergen-Belsen International Summer School, which will take place at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial from the 31st of July until the 6th of August 2017, will deal with memory and remembrance in a comparative perspective. We aim to gather...

International youth project

“History begins in the family...”

The program for this and the coming year:

3 to 9 July 2017
Lwiw (Lemberg) / Ukraine

5 to 11 November 2017
Oświęcim (Auschwitz) / Poland

18 to 24 March 2018
Oldau (Bergen-Belsen) / Germany

During this project young people deal with the theme of family and...