Sunday, 28 August 2016, 5 p.m. Concert to honor Yehudi Menuhin “Roundhouse”, Bergen-Hohne Camp
Former Wehrmacht officers' mess (now the “Roundhouse” of the Bergen-Hohne Camp), 2006. Photo by Collin Albert. Bergen-Belsen Memorial (Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation)
Sunday, 17 April – Saturday, 21 August 2016
Afterwards. Felix Oestreicher
The doctor Felix Oestreicher was deported with his family in January 1944 from the Netherlands to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He kept a diary in the camp. In addition to writing daily notes, he also composed 19 poems which will be displayed in this exhibition, both in the original German and translated into English. They will be accompanied by photographs and documents on the history of his family.
Location: Forum, Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Monday, 1 August - Sunday, 7 August 2016
3rd Bergen-Belsen International Summer School
„Perspectives on Memory: Research, Testimonies and the Media“
The third Bergen-Belsen International Summer School, which will be held from 1–7 August 2016 at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial, will focus on the topics of memory, remembrance and bearing witness. The program will include lectures, workshops, tours and a day trip to Hanover. The Summer School is aimed at international bachelor’s and master’s students in various disciplines who want to learn more about digital, media and global developments in memory culture.
Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 6:00 pm
Opening of special exhibition »Kafka, the Visionary«
In addition of the Concert to honor Yehudi Menuhin, an intimate concert of children songs in Ladino and Yiddish will take place, on the occasion of the opening in the Bergen-Belsen Memorial facilities of the special exhibition »Kafka, the Visionary«, composed by 13 pictures of the recently deceased Spanish painter Sofía Gandarias. Her beliefs and visions were always very closely linked to the humanist ideals of Yehudi Menuhin.
The exhibition will last until September 04th, 2016.
Location: Forum, Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Sunday, 28 August 2016, 5 p.m.
Concert to honor Yehudi Menuhin
The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation invites you to this Memorial Concert, on the occasion of the 100rd birthday of Yehudi Menuhin and in memory of the concert held in the Roundhouse on July 27, 1945 by the great musician, along with Benjamin Britten, and dedicated to the »Displaced Persons«.
It is possible to reconstruct much of the memorable concert that included pieces of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and others. The young Ukrainian violinist Alexey Semenenko (winner of the Concours Reine Elisabeth 2015) will play together with the Russian pianist Inna Firsova.
Location: „Roundhouse“ ∙ Bergen-Hohne Camp
Shuttle bus to the "Roundhouse" from 4 am: Meeting at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Parking
Sunday, 4 September 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Orphans in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Thematic tour with Janine Doerry through the permanent exhibition and the grounds of the former camp
Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Meeting place: Information desk in the Documentation Centre
Sunday, 11 September 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Open Memorial Day
“Preserving monuments together”
Tour and bus excursion to architectural remains of the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the former DP camp in the Bergen-Hohne military training grounds. Event organised in co-operation with the garrison commander, Colonel Jörg Wiederhold. Current information can be found at www.bergen-belsen.de and in the daily press.
To visit the barracks, it is necessary to register by 2 September 2016 by sending your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning +49 (0) 5051 – 47 59-200. You must also carry a picture ID with you on the bus tour.
Sunday, 25 September 2016, 5:00 p.m.
“Moshe’s second life”
Performance by the Bühnensturm theatre initiative
This play, which takes place in the first days after the liberation, covers a death march from Hanover to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and documents the often desperate attempts of two Jewish survivors to find a way back to life.
Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Forum
The archive of the memorial is closed 27 June - 8 July 2016
Drop-in guided tours:
Introduction to the Memorial and the historical site in German and English (Duration around 1.5 hours):
- In June, July and August every Saturday and Sunday
Start at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours meet at the information desk in the Documentation Centre. No registration is necessary. No drop-in guided tours at 2.30 pm will be held on days when thematic tours are scheduled.
71st anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
Ceremony at the Jewish monument:
Speech by Jochevet Ritz-Olewski, Irgun Sherit Hapleta Israel,Tel Aviv, Israel (PDF)
70 days violence, murder, liberation. The end of the war in Lower Saxony
The blog is coordinated by the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation. From February 27th to May 8th 2015, the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, events are described in 70 days, which took place exactly 70 years before.
Project Insights in the Bergen- Belsen Memorial
In the upcoming eight weeks we, the volunteers of the memorial Bergen-Belsen, will use this blog for a project. Referring to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp we will give an insight into the work of the memorial Bergen-Belsen.