Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the victims of the Nazi regime

As part of the ‘Remembrance Day in German football’, HSV will reveal a commemorative plaque for the victims of the Nazi regime from the HSV family at the Volksparkstadion on Monday.

Monday 27th January is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. A day where people are remembered, who were imprisoned, murdered and wiped out en masse by a criminal regime as part of the Second World War. As part of the ‘Nie Wieder!’ (Never again!) initiative, the ‘Remembrance Day in German football’ was introduced in 2004, remembering the day when the survivors of the Auschwitz camp were liberated in 1945. The Remembrance Day is organised with the help of the DFL.

HSV has taken part in the Remembrance Day over the past few years through various different initiatives, for example organising a number of events in 2019 together with the memorial site at the former concentration camp in Neuengamme, including a podium discussion about the role that sport plays in politics and society.

Thanks to the work of the Remembrance Network in collaboration with members of the supporter’s club, fan representatives and club employees, HSV will unveil a commemorative plaque for the victims of the Nazi regime on Monday at 5:00pm at the north-east ramp of the Volksparkstadion. 

After a short speech from HSV chairman Bernd Hoffmann and Niko Stövhase, head of the HSV Museum, the commemorative plaque will be unveiled, before a short presentation about the life of Margarete Zinke. Zinke was a HSV hockey player who was murdered at the Neuengamme concetration camp in 1945. After the ceremony is over there will be the chance to talk about the topic and visit the HSV Museum for free.

All HSV fans interested in the event are more than welcome to attend.