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)

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:00–12:30

Rundgang durch die Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel

Der Rundgang mit Katharina Möller durch die Ausstellung in der Gedenkstätte Poppenbüttel thematisiert die Zerstörung des jüdischen Lebens in Hamburg sowie die Deportation von über 2000 jüdischen Frauen in Hamburger Außenlager des KZ Neuengamme vor allem auch anhand von Biografien. Die Gedenkstätte befindet sich in dem letzten Plattenhaus der ehemaligen Siedlung aus Behelfsheimwohnungen in Poppenbüttel, bei deren Errichtung 1944/1945 weibliche KZ-Häftlinge eingesetzt wurden. Die öffentliche Führung ist kostenfrei. Eine Anmeldung ist nötig. Diese Veranstaltung findet statt im Rahmen der Themenwoche „Mehr als Klein-Jerusalem – Gegenwartsperspektiven auf jüdische Geschichte in Hamburg“ vom 22.-28. Februar 2021. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf www.koerber-stiftung.de/juedisches-leben

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:
Closed at least until 21.2.2021
Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
tours available on request. 

Admission is free.

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