The passing on of knowledge about and the remembrance of events in the Nazi concentration camps are undergoing a significant change. Those who survived imprisonment and are able to tell about their experiences of SS terror are meanwhile advanced in age or indeed no longer alive. Insights into the fate of the prisoners, told by those who experienced the ordeals, will soon no longer be possible. And yet, an awareness for and sensibility about Nazi crimes must be kept alive. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site possesses an extensive collection of video interviews with survivors of the camp. In six sequences former prisoners tell about their personal experiences and send their messages and wishes for future generations.
March 30 1918 in Stuttgart (Germany) – April 13 2002 in Stuttgart
Prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp: 1937–1944
A typesetter apprentice, Hans Gasparitsch forms with friends in Stuttgart the “Group G” in 1934, which amongst other activities distributes pamphlets critical … [read more]
December 26 1921 in Ans (Belgium) – June 21 2013 in Luxemburg
Prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp: 1943–1945
Paul Kerstenne is completing his training with an insurance company in Liège when the Germans occupy Belgium in May 1940. He joins the resistance against the N … [read more]