The Children's Carers

Two French doctors, Professor Gabriel Florence and Dr René Quenouille, and two Dutch nurses, Dirk Deutekom and Anton Hölzel, were assigned to look after the children in sick bay IVa. All four of them had been imprisoned in the Neuengamme concentration camp as resistance fighters. Because they had witnessed the experiments, they were also murdered on Bullenhuser Damm on 20 April 1945. In contrast to the children, the carers' identities became known soon after the war because former prisoners who had worked with them at the sick bay mentioned them in their accounts.

BAlck and white portrait photo of Prof. Gabriel Florence, who can be seen wearing a suit with a bow tie and looking at the camera.
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
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E-mail: lernwerkstatt@gedenkstaetten.hamburg.de

Phone: +49 40 428 131 551