This page provides an overview of the biographies of prisoners of the Neuengamme concentration camp and of perpetrators such as SS guards.

The different Groups of Prisoners – Europe in Neuengamme

Neuengamme concentration camp held fewer groups of German prisoners and mainly people from the occupied countries of Europe. The proportion of foreign prisoners was 90%. From 1942 onwards, forced laborers arrested in Germany were increasingly sent to Neuengamme concentration camp. In the last year of the war, the number of admissions rose to over 50,000. Well over half of them came from Eastern Europe, but French, Dutch, Belgians and Danes also made up large national prisoner groups.

Perpetrators Biographies

Listing of different biographies of perpetrators at the Neuengamme concentration camp

Media Library

The complete permanent exhibition "Time Traces" and the other side exhibitions on the grounds of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial are also available digitally in the memorial's media library. Unfortunately, the media library is only available in German.

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