Voices of the Next Generations

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

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 ]

Voices

Louts and Mischa Lemaire talk about visiting the 77th anniversay of the Liberation of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Mein Großvater sprach mehrere Sprachen fließend und hatte eine gestochen scharfe Handschrift, weshalb er zeitweise für die Registrierung neu angekommener Häftlinge eingesetzt wurde…

Anouk Focquier, granddaughter of Belgian resistance fighters who were captured, torured and killed in Nazi concentration camps, talks about bringing brack the family trauma

An instinctive emotional response to what I felt during my week in October 2021 exploring my family history at Sachsenhausen. Sketches, thoughts, and abstract feelings…

From early 1942 until 1945 our grandfather Jan Lemaire was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen. When we were 15, our grandmother gave us his book…