Reflections on Family History affected by Nazi Crimes aims to bring about projects that respond to the question “How do we want to remember the past in the future?” We offer a virtual meeting place for descendants of former concentration camp prisoners, resisters, bystanders and perpetrators seeking to engage constructively with their families’ history through contributing their views and ideas to a dialogue that acknowledges the different experiences of their families while emphasizing the shared interest of contributing to a meaningful culture of remembrance.
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The idea for this blog was formed during the concluding plenary discussion of the Forum “Future of Remembrance” organized by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial on May 5 and 6, 2015. During this two-day meeting of relatives of former prisoners of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp and its satellite camps with staff members of memorials, descendants of Nazi perpetrators, students from the Hamburg metropolitan region as well as other interested individuals. had developed ideas for a sustainable future of remembrance. Participants expressed the wish for a platform that would allow them to continue their efforts for creating a new culture of remembrance, to find supporters for their projects and to be able to form an international network. This wish was taken up by the Friends of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. The blog was launched in August 2015. In addition to the German Friends of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial the Dutch Stichting Vriendenkring Neuengamme, the French Amicale de Neuengamme et de ses Kommandos and the Belgian Amicale Nationale des Prisonniers Politiques es Ayants droit du Camp de Concentration de NEUENGAMMR et ses Camps Extérieurs – Nationale Vriendenkring van de Politieke Gevangenen en Rechthebbenden van het Concentratiekamp Neuengamme en zijn Buiten Kampen have become supporters of the blog.
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Hi, my name is Swenja Granzow-Rauwald. I am a political scientist and responsible for the concept behind RFHABNC.