Place of Remembrance.

Opening of denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof.

10.05.2017 – The Place of Remembrance in Hamburg’s HafenCity will be ceremonially opened today. For this an extensive programme will take place from 10 to 16 May. Today’s Lohsepark is on the site of a former railway station, Hannoverscher Bahnhof, which was opened in 1872. From here, between 1940 and 1945, 8,071 Jews, Sinti and Roma from Hamburg and Northern Germany were deported to the ghettos and extermination camps in Eastern and Central Europe in 20 railway transports. Through the middle of the park runs a "seam" – a civil engineering structure comprising facing angled retaining walls – designed as a deep cutting to indicate the course of the former railway tracks.