Commemoration ceremony Bergen-Belsen POW Cemetery and Memorial Sunday, 15 April 2018


We would like to cordially invite you to this year’s commemorative events at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial on Sunday, 15 April 2018.

Grant Hendrik Tonne

Lower Saxony Minister of Culture and Education and Chair of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation Board

Michael Fürst
President of the Lower Saxony Federation of Jewish Communities

Dr Jens-Christian Wagner
Director of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation


10 a.m.
Bergen-Belsen POW Cemetery

Katja Seybold,
Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Dr Andreas Eberhardt, Chairman of the Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation

Participants in the tri-national youth exchange, Theresa Maischak and Melina Henning

11 a.m.
Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Commemoration at the obelisk

Dr Jens-Christian Wagner, Director of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation

Grant Hendrik Tonne, Lower Saxony Minister of Culture and Education

Dr Janine Marx-Moyse, Amicale des Anciens Déportés de Bergen-Belsen

Reading of the names of former prisoners who died in the past year

Commemoration at the inscription wall

Commemoration at the high cross

Commemoration at the Jewish monument
Menachem Rosensaft,
representative of those born in the DP camp

Kaddish and El Male Rachamim

2 p.m.
Exhibition opening in the Memorial forum
“Children in the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp”

Wepke Kingma,
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Hans-Christian Biallas,
President of the Klosterkammer Hannover

Diana Gring,
Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Other events

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 4 p.m.
Commemoration ceremony with Gerd Klestadt
Event organised by the Bergen-Belsen Working Group
Location:Bergen-Belsen, Ramp

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Commemoration ceremony of the Association of Victims of Nazi Persecution/League of Anti-fascistsand the German Trade Union Confederation Northeast Lower Saxony

Location:Bergen-Belsen POW Cemetery

Free bus transfer on behalf of the Foundation Niedersächsische Gedenkstätten

8.20 am Celle, Schlossplatz (castle side)

8.25 am Celle, train station (in front of the kiosk)

8.40 am Winsen, Celler street

8.45 am Winsen, Küsterdamm

from 9.20 am Shuttle traffic Bergen-Belsen Memorial - POW-Cemetery Bergen-Belsen

3.15 pm Return from Bergen-Belsen Memorial via Winsen and Celle train station to Celle Schlossplatz