"Ewige Zuchthäusler?!" [Eternal convicts?!] – Compensation Benefits for Convicts as well as the Individual and Societal Impacts

To date, there is neither a museum collection nor an archive documenting the "forgotten Holocaust" against the Sinti and Roma people and their history of persecution. The project aims to fill this gap and add a cultural memory of the persecution of the Sinti and Roma to the existing collection of the Documentation Center.

New offers of imparting of knowledge

The project contributes to closing a research gap by examining the individual experiences of those convicted by the judiciary in the enforcement of compensation and the struggle for social recognition. The topic is to be integrated into higher education curricula and profession-specific offering for continuing education will be developed and made available for long-term use.

Interdisciplinary and international interaction 

The focus will be on the cooperation of students from Germany and Belgium: Using archival research, life history interviews with relatives and the processing of estates, biographical approaches to the topic of "National Socialist injustice and compensation" are jointly developed.

The Wolfenbüttel Prison Memorial

Being a place of remembrance and learning about justice and the penitentiary system under National Socialism with an international orientation, the Wolfenbüttel Prison Memorial seeks to commemorate the victims of National Socialist judiciary, to preserve historical sites and make them accessible, and to collect, document, and impart historical knowledge.

Data Sheet

Cooperation partners:

Institut für Braunschweigische Regionalgeschichte
Hogeschool VIVES

Funding country: Belgium, Norway and Germany
Duration: 1.10.2022 until 30.09.2024


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Education Agenda NS-Injustice

The Magazine of the Education Agenda NS-InjusticeThe Magazine of the Education Agenda NS-Injustice

The Education Agenda NS-Injustice started in autumn 2021 with two certainties: Firstly, the survivors are passing away; there are few chances today to meet eyewitnesses who can tell us first-hand about the atrocities committed by the National Socialists. Secondly, we are increasingly entering contexts in which boundaries between fiction and fact are blurred. Under these conditions, we are dependent on new ways of learning and innovative forms of conveyance in our critical examination of National Socialist injustice and in historical-political educational work. In the magazine we present the funding program, projects and current debates.