Belgian Amicale Neuengamme

Never to be forgotten A number of Belgian survivors of KZ Neuengamme united in the months after their return in an organisation of ex-political prisoners of the concentration camp Neuengamme, under the motto: “Never to be forgotten”. They deposited the statutes of their new association already in October 1945. They saw it as their duty…

Dutch Foundation Vriendenkring Neuengamme

About 7000 Dutch people were imprisoned in Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme near Hamburg during the Second World War. Most of them did not survive the war. The aftermath is still noticeable today for both surviving relatives and survivors. Objectives In 1993 the Stichting Vriendenkring Neuengamme Foundation was established, with the aim: Keep the memory of…

German Amicale KZ Neuengamme

The AG Neuengamme (AG – study group) was founded on June 6th, 1948 as an advocacy group for the former German political prisoners, their relatives and surviving dependants. It fostered communication between survivors of the Neuengamme concentration camp and supported former resistance fighters and other persecuted peoples of the Nazi regime. The AGN advocated for…

Danish Amicale KZ Neuengamme

The Danish National Association founded August 20th 1962. The National Association gathered many small groups in towns all over the country. All former KZ prisoners who had been linked to the Neuengamme Camp could become a member. The purpose of the association was to collect – process – distribute the historical facts about the KZ…

French Amicale de Neuengamme

The French Amicale de Neuengamme was founded by a group of survivors in August 1945. It had two main objectives: Providing support to the families of the more than 7000 deceased deportees from France and to those who, among the less than 4000 survivors, were facing difficulties, Making known the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis…

Polish Amicale KZ Neuengamme

After the end of the Second World War, people felt the need to contact their fighters’ companions or camp comrades. The idea of uniting prisoners in associations created a feeling of solidarity among the former concentration camp prisoners – 17.000 Polish prisoners had been deported to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp. The Polish Association of Former…

Putten – Foundation October 44

Foundation October 44 was established by statute in Putten on 28 October 1982. The objective of the foundation is : Keeping alive for posterity the history of the events in Putten during the years of occupation 1940 till 1945, in particular the events on 1 and 2 October 1944. Our foundation has a pool of…

Meensel-Kiezegem (BE)

Meensel-Kiezegem is a very small town at the heart of Belgium, 40km from the Brussels capital city and 20km from the famous university city of Leuven. During the first years of the German occupation in the Second World War, there was no real impact in the village. There were inhabitants partaking in Flemish resistance and…