Press articles

Hello there!

Some press articles were released in the last days, Although all in German, we would like to present them here also.

screenshot of short TV- clip

screenshot of short TV- clip

The film made by the workshop will soon be sent to you on a DVD and will be presented also on our vimeo channel (this will take some time, sorry for that!) Also there is a TV report including short interviews with the Polish and Italian students (from  the interview- and the video-workshop when they were at Bullenhuser Damm with Ytzhak Reichenbaum). Unfortunately this isn´t presented online.

Hamburg Journal (TV)

Hamburger Morgenpost

Schleswig-Holsteinische Zeitung

Die Welt

NDR Radio (from 0:15:00)

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Remember Bullenhuser Damm – the commemoration ceremony

Balloons for the children of Bullenhuser Damm

Balloons for the children of Bullenhuser Damm

The commemoration ceremony on 2015 April 20th

The commemoration ceremony on 2015 April 20th

Yesterday the commemoration ceremony for the children of Bullenhuser Damm took place in the school gym in Bullenhuser Damm – on the 70th day of their death. Relatives of the children from all over the world were attending – from USA, Israel, Italy, France, Germany. This year our Youth Meeting Project had the possibility to be a part of the ceremony – with a film (well done, Workshop V!), with poems, a speech, balloons and a minute of silence (ideas and realisation by Workshop II – you were great onstage), with an handout about how remembrance might look in the future (Workshop III) and many more. Also our young people asked family members to plant roses together with them in the Memorial´s rosegarden. For us, the organisators, it was a great final point of our project and we are so pleased to see how everyone was making friends. With some photos of yesterday I would like to thank everyone participated in this project – knowing about what happened in the past will make a difference for a better future.

Marc Alain Grumelin, the brother of Eleonora and Roman Witonski, plants a rose with the students from Poland

Marc Alain Grumelin, the brother of Eleonora and Roman Witonski, plants a rose with the students from Poland

Family members of Marek James (also his brother Mark) planting a rose with German students

Family members of Marek James planting a rose with German students

Workshop impressions

Workshop Interview

discussions in the workshops

workshop feedback

End-of-the-day-presentation. What have we done today?

Some more impressions from the workshops – saturday and sunday in Neuengamme concentration camp Memorial. Workshop 1: interviews with family members and participants; Workshop 2: planning to participate in the commemoration ceremony; Workshop 3: Handling history; Workshop 4: Remembrance and the Internet; Workshop 5: Documentation: A Video Workshop

video workshop

Video Workshop

workshop work

Researching and planning

international teams do a self-guided tour

doing self-guided tours in international teams to get familiar with the Memorial on saturday morning

First photographic impressions of the meeting in Hamburg

Whilst the meeting is still going on – here are first impressions of what we already did. These are photos of the presentations – the students  from the different countries were explaining what kind of research they did in their countries. This happened last Friday . Presentation of the Polish group: Presentation of the group from Radom Presentation of the Italian group: Presentation of the Italian group Presentation of the French group: presentation of the group from France Presentation of the Dutch Group: presentation of the group from Eindhoven Presentation of the German group: presentation of the German group Some of the family members of the murdered children were visiting the Memorial and were impressed by the films and the roll-up-presentations the Groups did:

Mark James, brother of Marek James, standing next to the roll-up-presentation of the French group

Mark James, brother of Marek James, standing next to the roll-up-presentation of the French group

Only a few days left until we all meet in Hamburg

Only one week left until we all meet in Hamburg. We are excited – and very busy preparing the workshops and organising the meeting. We hope that your journey to Germany will be a good one! We are looking forward to meet you all next Thursday evening in Hamburg for a first get-together to get to know you all.

The forecast is promising good weather: sunny and up to 19 degrees. Lets hope it will be right like that!

preparations
forecast

Interview with the mayor by the German students

On his Facebook and on his Twitter page, the mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, mentioned the interview he was giving to the German students of the Youth Project. Please have a look:

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olafscholz/photos/a.116598989310.95419.104145414310/10153419486979311

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlafScholz/status/580445744676642816

Olaf Scholz Foto Pressestelle des Senates

photo: Pressestelle des Senats

Meeting Relatives

Here is a photo of  the meeting with Andra and Tatiana Bucci in Messina. This meeting took place on January 12 in a local Comprehensive school. Only seven students of the group were present. Giulia is the girl between Tatiana and Andra Bucci.

Right behind Andra there is Serena, very difficult tont oo see and next to her Sarah. Alberto is next to her but behind Emilio. Giovanni is in front of him and next to him there is Gabry.

Work is moving forward in Hamburg

Since November 2014 15 pupils from Fritz-Schumacher-Schule in Hamburg are engaged with the history of the crime at Bullenhuser Damm during the Nazi Regime.

The school is associated for several years with the museum at Bullenhuser Damm and therefore we are glad to participate at the youth exchange project in April.

After an introduction to the history of the crime the pupils developed own questions and chose their research subjects autonomously.

A groups of four boys is concerned with selected perpetrators, two girls are researching on the medical experiments on 20 children. A further group of two boys has decided to work on the living conditions of the children in the barrack in the concentration camp Neuengamme.

Furthermore the other pupils will interview some Hamburg residents to find out how the remembrance of the crime is maintained in Hamburg. Special highlights will be interviews with the mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, and the Hamburg Secretary of Education, Ties Rabe.

We are looking forward to present our results and to the presentations of the other groups.