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 focuses on the Sasel satellite camp and other women's satellite camps of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp in Hamburg and Wedel.


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Events (in german)

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024
  • 14:00–16:00
  • Lesung und Gespräch

Gedenkstätte Poppenbüttel, Kritenbarg 8, 22391 Hamburg

Partizipative Lesung: „Was dachten sie, als sie uns sahen?“

Die Gedenkstätte Poppenbüttel befindet sich im letzten Plattenhaus einer 1944/1945 errichteten Behelfswohnheimsiedlung. Zu ihrem Bau waren Frauen aus dem Außenlager des KZ Neuengamme in Hamburg-Sasel… More information

  • Sunday, September 8, 2024
  • 11:00–12:00
  • Führung

Gedenkstätte Poppenbüttel, Kritenbarg 8, 22391 Hamburg

Die Gedenkstätte Plattenhaus Poppenbüttel – letztes Relikt von KZ-Zwangsarbeit und Behelfswohnheim

Seit den 1980er-Jahren befindet sich im einzigen erhaltenen Behelfswohnheim der Plattenbausiedlung in Poppenbüttel eine Gedenkstätte. Sie erinnert an die Geschichte der Frauenaußenlager des KZ… More information

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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. 

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