Module N: Training Seminar for Teachers on the Judiciary under the Nazis

Katharina Möller


Target groups
Instructors in the judiciary system and people who work in educational institutions


Themes and goals
In this module, participants acquire an overview of those seminars offered at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial that are designed for judicial personnel. Using selected materials as a starting point, we provide an overview of the themes and methods of these seminars. In this further education course, we also discuss with participants how to best integrate the topic of the judiciary system under the Nazis into their own educational work and look at ways to prepare groups of judiciary personnel before participating in a seminar offered at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. For example, we talk about how the seminar can be integrated into the curriculum of the participants’ institution and how the memorial’s educational programme can be coordinated with their own syllabi.
This further education course can be booked for either three or six hours. In the three-hour course, participants acquire an overview of the many different themes before participating in a brief workshop in which they work with selected materials on the topics of a) the judiciary under the Nazi regime and b) how much room for manoeuver was available to prison officials in the penal system. In the six-hour seminar, it is possible to add a second short workshop in which participants work with materials relating to preventive detention. In addition, we enlarge upon the role of the judiciary in the concentration camps system. If this further education course is held at the Centre for Historical Studies at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, we can also offer a tour of parts of our exhibitions.