Module Q: Training Seminar for Teachers on Administrative Policies, Anti-Ziganism and Forced Labour under the Nazis

Bernd Schroller


Target groups
Trainees, teachers and information disseminators from public administration institutions


Themes and goals
In this one-day further education course, we look at the programmes offered at the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial for public administration trainees and students. We offer information disseminators an overview of materials and educational methods that can be used for an intensive engagement with official administration policies and practical administrative actions in the past and present.


We place special focus on three seminar modules offered by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial:

  • Dimensions of Forced Labour between 1933 and 1945 and Compensation Practices in Germany after the War (module H), in which we look at the dimensions of the Nazi war economy and the role of the public administration in discussions about compensation after 1945.
  • Local Administrative Policies from a Historical Point of View: Personnel Policies and Welfare Policies in Nazi Germany (module D), in which we focus on how much room for manoeuver was available to individual public administration officials.
  • The Genocide of the Roma and Sinti by the Nazis: Past and Present Forms of Anti-Ziganism (module F), in which prejudices in society against Sinti and Roma and practices of marginalisation are addressed.


In this further education course, we present a range of text-based and interactive educational methods that are used across many modules. We look at how these can be applied in the educational programmes of memorials by looking at a selection of our current courses for public administration officials. 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 selected parts of our exhibitions.