The Children

In November 1944, 20 children between the ages of 5 and 12 were brought from the Auschwitz concentration camp to the Neuengamme concentration camp for medical experiments. In order to cover up the traces of these cruel acts, the children were murdered on April 20, 1945 in the basement of a former school building on Bullenhuser Damm.
For a long time it was not known who the children were, where they came from or what happened to their families. This remains the case for five of them.

Ruchla Zylberberg as a little girl on a bicycle
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.

media library
Contact us at

E-mail: lernwerkstatt@gedenkstaetten.hamburg.de

Phone: +49 40 428 131 551