Voices of the Next Generations

Next generations of former prisoners of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp tell their stories

Voices

Relatives of former prisoners of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from all over Europe create a ceremony for the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism

The video ‘Block: 46’, considers the barrack where George Saxon’s late father Tadeusz Witkowski was housed during his internment at the former concentration camp at Sachsenhausen (1940 – 45).

The video ‘Pink Triangle: Sachsenhausen’ was filmed on location at the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, as part of ‘Voices of the Next Generation’ International Exchange. Lotus wanted to do something with lesser-known stories, but in line with what her great-grandfather stood for: tolerance and love of humanity.

“Voices of the Next Generations” brings together descendants of prisoners from the former concentration camp of Sachsenhausen. Its objective: To highlight new perspectives on remembrance, while the last direct witnesses of the Second World War are dying out one after the other.

Between 14 and 18 September 2022, we grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Jan Lemaire Jr. participated in the second meeting of Voices of the next generations in Oranienburg Sachsenhausen.

Through my grandfather, Dr. Edouard Calic, I learned a lot about the crimes of the Nazi regime and the “Third Reich” as a child. Because he was a prisoner of the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen and, after that time, dedicated himself as a historian and author…

Why we are here

In October 2021 around 20 descendants of former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp prisoners started the project Voices of the next generations. This website provides a platform for personal, historical and artistic reflections on the ongoing effects of persecution and murder at National Socialism. All the descendants of former Sachsenhausen concentration camp prisoners are invited to share their voices, to discuss how history continues to influence societies today and to shape the future of remembrance. What is your story? [ more ]

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