MEMORIAL

POPPENBÜTTEL PREFABRICATED BUILDING

Entrance to the exhibition

The Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel Memorial

is a memorial site of the Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres Commemorating the Victims of Nazi Crimes. It commemorates the destruction of Jewish life in Hamburg and the persecution of women under the Nazi regime. The exhibition documents the women’s satellite camp of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp in Sasel and other satellite camps of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp in Hamburg and Wedel.

 

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Events (in german)

  • Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00–13:00

Gedenkstätte Poppenbüttel, Kritenbarg 8, 22391 Hamburg Gedenkstein Feldblumenweg 1d/Petunienweg, 22395 Hamburg

Gedenken an das KZ Sasel

Am 27. Januar jährt sich zum 78. Mal die Befreiung des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz. Auf Initiative der Begegnungsstätte Poppenbüttel e.V. findet um 13 Uhr eine Gedenkveranstaltung zum KZ Sasel statt (Gedenkstein Ecke Feldblumenweg/Petunienweg). Vorher kann ab 11 Uhr die Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel besichtigt werden. Die Ausstellung thematisiert die Hamburger Frauenaußenlager des KZ Neuengamme, darunter das KZ Sasel. Dort waren von September 1944 bis Mai 1945 500 Frauen inhaftiert. Sie waren vor allem Jüdinnen aus dem Ghetto Litzmannstadt, die über das KZ Auschwitz nach Hamburg deportiert wurden. Sie mussten u.a. schwere Arbeiten beim Bau einer Plattenhaussiedlung in Poppenbüttel leisten. Mitte April 1945 wurden die Häftlinge in das KZ Bergen-Belsen gebracht, wo viele von ihnen verstarben. Keine Anmeldung erforderlich.

Biographies of former prisoners in the exhibition

A satellite camp of Neuengamme

was located in the Sasel neighbourhood of Hamburg from September 1944 to May 1945. The 500 women here were political prisoners, Sinti or part of a large group of Jewish women from the Lodz ghetto who had been sent to Sasel via Auschwitz. In the camp, they had to clear the streets of Hamburg’s city centre and build a prefabricated housing estate in the Poppenbüttel neighbourhood. Although they were weak and starving, the women had to perform hard labour, and several prisoners died from mistreatment, exhaustion and disease.

Poppenbüttel Memorial

The Poppenbüttel Prefabricated Building Memorial

is a reminder of the destruction of Jewish life in Hamburg and the persecution of women under the Nazis. The women’s camp in Sasel, which was a satellite camp of Neuengamme concentration camp, is documented here, along with seven other satellite camps in Hamburg and Wedel. This memorial focuses on the lives of the women prisoners, the period after the war and how sites of persecution are remembered today. 

The memorial is located in the only remaining prefabricated building from the former temporary housing estate in Poppenbüttel constructed by women from the Neuengamme satellite camp in Sasel. One part of the building houses the exhibition, and in the other, visitors can tour one of the original apartments built in 1944. A wooden sculpture in the form of a peace tree was erected in front of the memorial in 1989 to remember the fate of the concentration camp prisoners and the horrors of World War II. 

Address:
Kritenbarg 8
22391 Hamburg

Opening hours:
Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
tours available on request. 

Admission is free.

Book a group tour: Museumsdienst Hamburg,
Phone: +49 40 4281310