Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Children and young people in the Nazi era

A workshop with our MemoryBoxes


Individuelle Terminvereinbarung erforderlich mit Voranmeldung


Admission to the memorial is free of charge.

Our educational programs are generally free of charge for school and university student groups.

Contact us for additional costs and details.

Angebot für

14-18 Jahre 18-25 Jahre Ü25 Jahre Menschen mit besonderem Förderbedarf Menschen mit internationalem Hintergrund Senior*innen Schule



The lives of children and young people in Düsseldorf in the 1930s could be very different. For many, little changed after 1933, when the Nazis came to power – for others, it suddenly became a matter of survival.

Each life story has a MemoryBox.

In there, you will find items that give you insight into the personal stories of children and young people.

Why are the diving goggles important for Tom?

And why is one of Lotte’s items a tent?

Why was Ruth spat on by her best friends at the school gate?

You will find yourselves in the life stories that are at the center of the workshop, depicting decision situations for these young people, as well as the options available to them.

The topics in focus can be, among others, resistance, exclusion, persecution-emigration-escape, forced labor, or Hitler Youth/League of German Girls.


Geschichte und Brauchtum Technik, Forschen und Experimentieren

Organisatorische Hinweise

A workshop for school classes (7th grade to Oberstufe) and other groups of up to 30 people.

The length of the workshop is 2.5 hours.

Altersempfehlung: 14 - 99 Jahre


Barriere-Informationen zum Angebot

The program can also be booked in plain language and Leichte Sprache (Easy Language).

We will gladly adapt the workshop to your didactic and linguistic needs.


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