What do the fourteen-year old girl Helga Pollak, the artist Richard Grune, and the Belarusian Galina Stutschinskaja have in common?
The three of them were among the approximately 100,000 people incarcerated at Flossenbürg Concentration Camp and its satellite camps between 1938 and 1945.
But who were they? Why were they persecuted by the National Socialists? What did they endure in the concentration camp? And what sort of life did they live after the camp was liberated?
On the digital platform “Keeping Memories,” you can go in search of answers to these questions. You can study pictures of them, read their letters, and comb through newspaper articles for information. You can analyze the documents that the perpetrators compiled about their victims and watch video interviews with survivors.
Each new source provides a bit more information about the person’s biography. Share what you discover here with your friends and family, and you’ll be doing your part to keep the memories of these former concentration camp inmates alive!
Keeping Memories - Life Stories of Prisoners of Flossenbürg Concentration Camp was produced as an initiative of Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial. It has involved the cooperation of experts in digital learning, historical and political education, social media, and media design along with university students and pupils as representatives of the target audience.
The Keeping Memories project is the capstone of our Digital Memorial Lab project. It was developed and implemented within the "dive in. Program for Digital Interactions" of the Federal Cultural Foundation, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR funding package. In addition, the project received financial support from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education as part of its support for memorial institutions.