MEMORIAL

POPPENBÜTTEL PREFABRICATED BUILDING

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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Photo; SHGL, 2020

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Photo: SHGL, 2021

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  • Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:00–17:00

#seeforfree - heute gilt das 2G-Modell

Die Gedenkstätten der Stiftung Hamburger Gedenkstätten und Lernorte beteiligen sich an der Aktion #seeforfree. Bitte beachten Sie, dass heute für den Besuch aller Gedenkstätten das 2G-Modell gilt, das heißt, dass bei einem Besuch eine Covid-19-Impfung oder Genesung nachgewiesen werden muss.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021 16:30–17:30

online-Veranstaltung

„Gedenkstätten digital entdecken“ – neue Online-Bildungsangebote

Die KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme hat neue Angebote für die Online-Bildungsarbeit mit Jugend- und Erwachsenengruppen entwickelt. Diese ermöglichen eine pädagogisch begleitete und interaktive Vorbereitung auf einen Gedenkstättenbesuch wie auch rein digitale Erkundungen der Hamburger Gedenkstätten Neuengamme, Bullenhuser Damm, Fuhlsbüttel und Poppenbüttel. Im Rahmen dieser Online-Präsentation, die sich an Multiplikator*innen der Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung aus Schulen, Hochschulen und weiteren Bildungseinrichtungen wendet, werden die neuen Angebote sowie verschiedene Tools, die wir dafür nutzen, vorgestellt. Zudem werden die Voraussetzungen für das Gelingen digitaler Bildungsarbeit wie auch damit verbundene Herausforderungen und Fallstricke thematisiert. Anmeldung bis 28. Oktober:

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