The idea to initiate a “Working Group Early Concentration Camps”, in which the memorial museums at sites of early concentration camps can work together on their special topic, arose at a symposium in Bad Urach in 2018.
The following memorial museums cooperate in this initiative: Ahrensbök, Brauweiler, Berlin-Köpenick, Papestraße Berlin, Topography of Terror Foundation Berlin, Breitenau, Dachau, Esterwegen, Fuhlsbüttel, Kislau, Kemna, Lichtenburg, Moringen, Neustadt/Weinstraße, Oranienburg, Osthofen, Sachsenburg, and Ulm.
On the 90th anniversary of the Nazi regime’s rise to power and the subsequent establishment of concentration camps, the working group is creating a joint exhibition. It will be on view at all sites of early concentration camps beginning 28 February 2023. A working group is also developing accompanying educational material that focus on the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and the significance of the early concentration camps.