Walk of Remembrance

Welcome to the website of the working group Erinnerungsgang

It is the intention of our working group to set a sign in memory of the atrocities that took place on November 9th and 10th 1938 in Oldenburg and elsewhere.

We re-live the walk of pain the Jewish citizens of Oldenburg had to endure by organizing a quiet walk in commemoration of the events.

The annual commemoration walk and the surrounding program have been taken place since 1982 and are supported by students from local schools.

1981a-206x300 The flyer published on the occasion of the first remembrance walk in 1982 is available as a PDF file.

Since 2005 each year an Oldenburgian school takes over the organization of the commemoration events, supported by our working group and the Landesbibliothek.

erinnerungsgang_karte_1 The course from the police barracks to the prison and on the following day to the railway station

Exhibitions by students that take place in the Landesbibliothek are an additional part of our commemoration activities. These events include presentations of research and documentations, as well as various art exhibitions and performances.

7_11_1987a Remembrance of the suffering of Oldenburg Jews
Source: Nordwest-Zeitung, November 7th 1987

Article as pdf

We continuously try to develop new forms of memorial work in order to bring memory into life.

We pay special attention to anti-semitism and racism; we also pay attention to threats to human rights, human dignity and peace in the present.


„What have I done?! – Great participation in the Oldenburg Walk of the Jews. November 11th 1988“
Article as pdf

Flyer Erinnerungsgang 1991 1991aa11a

An Introduction – Fredo Behrens: Der Erinnerungsgang. In: Der Oldenburgische Hauskalender 2011. Ein Kulturmagazin für Stadt und Land. Oldenburg, Lappan Verlag, Hundertfünfundachtzigster Jahrgang, 2010, S. 61-66
ikon Article as pdf

 
A note on the designation of the walk
Just like the event meant – `Reichskristallnacht´, `Judenaktion´, Pogromnacht, `Reichspogromnacht´, Novemberpogrome, `Kristallnacht´ – the course of memory also has a confusing history of designations: Bußgang, Gedächtnisgang, Judengang, Weg der Juden, Marsch der Juden, Judenmarsch, Juden-Marsch, Zug der Juden, Schweigegang, Schweigemarsch, Erinnerungsmarsch and finally Erinnerungsgang. Many have their good sense, some are problematic – `Erinnerungsgang´ seems appropriate to us.

 

 
Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2018
 

 

Fotos 1,2,5,6,9-11 © H. Schmuck; 3,4,7,8 © C. Kuhl
 

 

 

 
Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2017
 


 

Fotos © IGS Kreyenbrück
 

 

 

 

 

Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2016

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 Fotos 3, 7, 8, 13, 21 – 23, 25, 31 – 35 © Diedrich Ahlfeld
Fotos 1, 2, 4 – 6, 9 – 12, 14 – 20, 24, 26 – 30, 36 – 43 © Marcus Schlichting

 
 

 

 

 

Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fotos © Günter Bernert / Rüdiger Pötzsch
 

 

 

 

 

 

Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2014

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Fotos von der Eröffnung der Ausstellung in der Landesbibliothek Oldenburg 2014

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Fotos © Ulla Witting
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2011

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Fotos © Roland Zschornack
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fotos Erinnerungsgang 2010

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Fotos © Thomas Gerdes
 

 

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