Memorial

Fuhlsbüttel

The exhibition is located in the former gatehouse

The Fuhlsbüttel Concentration Camp and Prisons Memorial

is a memorial site of the Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres Commemorating the Victims of Nazi Crimes. The exhibition focuses on the theme of ‘resistance’ and features the history of the concentration camp and the fate of its prisoners. It is located in a gatehouse, the former entrance building of the correctional facilities that are still in operation today.

 

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Events (in german)

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 11:00–12:00

Führung und Gespräch in der Gedenkstätte Fuhlsbüttel

mit Ehrenamtlichen der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN-BdA) und des Arbeitskreises ehemals verfolgter und inhaftierter Sozialdemokraten (AvS) jeden Sonntag um 11.00 und 12.00 Uhr. Heute mit Kai Ermes. Keine Anmeldung nötig.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 19:00–21:00

Online-Veranstaltung

Unvergessen – Kinder und Jugendliche in der NS-Zeit

Digitaler Vortrag mit Gespräch und Diskussion mit Peter Badekow, moderiert von Dr. Christiane Heß (Stiftung Hamburger Gedenkstätten und Lernorte zur Erinnerung an die Opfer der NS-Verbrechen). Peter Badekow ist der Sohn von Albert „Ali“ Badekow, der Teil der Telemanngruppe war, eine Widerstandsgruppe Jugendlicher aus der Schule Telemannstraße. Er engagiert sich bei der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes – Bund der Antifaschisten Hamburg (VVN-BdA Hamburg) und forscht zur Geschichte seines Vaters wie der Jugendbewegungen im Nationalsozialismus.

Kooperation: Stiftung Hamburger Gedenkstätten und Lernorte, ella Kulturhaus und Stadtteilbüro Dulsberg. Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Woche des Gedenkens der Bezirksversammlung Hamburg Nord.

Die Veranstaltung wird als Zoom-Veranstaltung stattfinden. Eine Anmeldung über unser Online-Formular ist erforderlich. Angemeldete Personen erhalten den Link kurz vor der Veranstaltung.

  • Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:00–12:00

Führung und Gespräch in der Gedenkstätte Fuhlsbüttel

mit Ehrenamtlichen der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN-BdA) und des Arbeitskreises ehemals verfolgter und inhaftierter Sozialdemokraten (AvS) jeden Sonntag um 11.00 und 12.00 Uhr. Heute mit Bernhard Pohl. Keine Anmeldung nötig.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 11:00–12:00

Führung und Gespräch in der Gedenkstätte Fuhlsbüttel

mit Ehrenamtlichen der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN-BdA) und des Arbeitskreises ehemals verfolgter und inhaftierter Sozialdemokraten (AvS) jeden Sonntag um 11.00 und 12.00 Uhr. Heute mit Birgit Reichel. Keine Anmeldung nötig.

  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 11:00–12:00

Führung und Gespräch in der Gedenkstätte Fuhlsbüttel

mit Ehrenamtlichen der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN-BdA) und des Arbeitskreises ehemals verfolgter und inhaftierter Sozialdemokraten (AvS) jeden Sonntag um 11.00 und 12.00 Uhr. Heute mit Dieter Wilde. Keine Anmeldung nötig.

Fuhlsbüttel prison, ca. 1931

Within a few weeks after the Nazis came to power

, the Hamburg Gestapo set up a concentration camp in a prison compound in the Fuhlsbüttel neighbourhood of Hamburg. At first, communists and social democrats who opposed the new regime were imprisoned here. On 4 September 1933, the camp was put under the command of members of the SS and SA who were especially brutal and ruthless. The Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp, also called “KolaFu” at the time, quickly became synonymous with horror, suffering and death. By the time the camp was liberated in May 1945, more than 250 women and men had died here – from mistreatment, or they were murdered or killed themselves out of desperation.

Starting in 1936, Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp was used as a prison again. Most of the resistance fighters arrested in Hamburg were sent to KolaFu, along with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, people unsatisfied with the regime, Swing Kids and those who were persecuted by the Nazis for being “anti-social” and “harmful pests”. After the war started, many foreign resistance fighters and slave labourers were also imprisoned in KolaFu. The compound not only included a prison, but a house of correction as well, and from October 1944 to February 1945, the SS used part of a building as a satellite camp of Neuengamme concentration camp. More than 200 concentration camp prisoners from ten different countries died here as a result of inhumane treatment.

The Exhibition at Fuhlsbüttel Memorial

The Fuhlsbüttel Concentration Camp and Penal Facility 1933–1945 Memorial

was established in 1987 and is located in the former gatehouse entrance of the prison, which is still in operation today. On a memorial plaque at the entrance, visitors can read the names of the prisoners killed in the KolaFu prison and satellite camp. The exhibition, which focuses on the theme of resistance, explores the history of the concentration camp and the lives of the prisoners. Visitors can also view original objects and a reconstructed solitary confinement cell. 

Address:
Suhrenkamp 98
22335 Hamburg
​​​​​stiftung@gedenkstaetten.hamburg.de
 

Opening Hours:
Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,
tours available on request. 

Admission is free.

Book a group tour:
Museumsdienst Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 4281310