Voices of the Next Generations

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


With the launch of “Generations in dialogue – Empowering descendants to keep memory alive” the Young Committee of the Amicale Internationale de Neuengamme & Voices of the Next Generations Sachsenhausen take on a pioneer role within remembrance work.

Helena Koopman’s gouache painting reflects the transmission of her grandfather’s story.

Elias Mendel uses excerpts from a letter in his family archive to create a charcoal stop-motion animation, drawing over the reprinted letter.

Danielle Chaimovitz reflects on the reponsibility of descendants to remember and on a promise that she made to herself while attending the commemoration event on January 27 2023.

In her film ‘Sad Eyes’, Petra Hörig brings together portraits of men who were imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp with the music of Marius Flothuis.

On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism on 27 January 2023, six descendants tell the stories of their relatives who were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

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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