Education and Encounters

Katrin Unger, Deputy Director of the Memorial and Director of the Education and Encounters Department

Katrin Unger is responsible for the overall Education and Encounters programme, and she is the point of contact for partners interested in cooperative educational projects and those funded by third parties at the Memorial.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-198

Visitor Services Freelancers and Seconded Teachers in Visitor Services

The educational programmes at the Memorial are supported by the freelancers and seconded teachers in Visitor Services as well as the volunteers and employees in the Education and Encounters department.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051 4759-0

Monika Brockhaus, Research Assistant

Monika Brockhaus develops and oversees training courses for educators at the Memorial. She is also responsible for organising international encounters with a focus on Israel.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-195

Marc Ellinghaus, Research Assistant

Marc Ellinghaus is responsible for public educational programmes aimed at visitors to the Memorial, such as open guided tours, as well as various digital activities and projects.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-192

Lukas Engelmeier, Research Assistant

Lukas Engelmeier is a research assistant in the Education and Encounters department and on the ‘Competence against antiziganism’ project. He is responsible for educational work relating to the topics of antiziganism and the Sinti and Roma civil rights movement.

Tel. +49 (0) 5141 – 93355-42

Sarah Friedek, Research Assistant

Sarah Friedek is the point of contact for programmes for specific professional groups. She develops single- and multi-day formats designed to be accessible to professional groups especially from the army, police and judicial system. She is additionally responsible for developing educational programmes and a didactic concept for the M.B. 89 Learning Centre at the nearby Niedersachsen-Kaserne, which is currently in development.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051 - 4759-171

Sekou Noa Kulle, Voluntary Social Service Year in Politics

Raimund Lazar, Research Assistant

Raimund Lazar is the point of contact for educational programmes on the topic of antisemitism and discrimination in sports.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-176

Dr. Brigita Malenica, Research Assistant

Brigita Malenica is the point of contact for developing and running six-hour study days on a variety of topics. She also coordinates the qualification and introductory training programme for freelancers.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-194

Thorsten Pieper, Educational Assistant

Thorsten Pieper is the point of contact for general enquiries, and he carries out events on specific topics for professional groups.

Tel. +49 (0)5051-4759-172

Mariusz Rybak, Coordination "Partnership for Democracy"

Mariusz Rybak works for the specialist coordination office of the ‘Partnership for Democracy in Bergen’, a cooperative project between the city of Bergen and the Bergen-Belsen Memorial.

Tel. +49 (0)5051 - 479-81

Nicola Schlichting, Research Assistant

<span style="font-size:11.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" lang="EN-GB">Nicola Schlichting is responsible for the conceptual design of tours at the Memorial (half-day formats). Her main activities include the training and further education of freelancers in the Education and Encounters department.</span>

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-196

Alina Thielmann, Voluntary Social Service Year in Politics

Sabine Thubauville, Coordination and administration of education centre

Sabine Thubauville is responsible for the coordination and administration of the education centre. She is the point of contact for organizational questions regarding the various educational programmes offered by the Bergen-Belsen Memorial.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-125

Daniel Tonn, Research Assistant

Daniel Tonn is currently on parental leave. Please send any enquiries by email to Daniel Tonn is the point of contact for multi-day programmes at the Memorial. He is also responsible for international encounters with a focus on East Central and Eastern Europe.

Tel. +49 (0) 5051– 4759-173