The Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial are happy to invite you to a public discussion:
"I just wanted to get it out of my mind"
Concentration camp survivor Marian Hawling and family members talk about passing on the memory in their family
May 2, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., (CET)
online on zoom
Marian Hawling, born in Poland, resisted National Socialist Germany actively in various European countries. After being arrested, he was imprisoned in several concentration camps, among them Neuengamme in Hamburg. He not only survived the camp, but also the bombing of the prisoners ship Cap Arcona in Lübeck Bay on May 3, 1945. Later he emigrated to Australia, where he still lives, and did not talk about his imprisonment for decades, not even with his loved ones.
Together with his wife Elizabeth and son Mark Marian Hawling will talk about why it took him so long to speak openly about his life during National Socialism and why he decided to finally pass on the memory.
Moderation: Ulrike Jensen, Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.
The interview will be held in English only. Due to the time difference to Australia we invite you to a morning discussion at 10 o clock.
A cooperation of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
The discussion will take place online on zoom.us.
Kindly register on this website, follow the blue button.
Registered participants will receive the access data for the online discussion as well as technical information by email on 30.4.2021.
- Die Veranstaltung wird gefördert aus Mitteln der Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Hamburg -
10:00 bis 12:00 Uhr
Dr. Dietmar Molthagen