The Children of Bullenhuser Damm association

Mania Altman

*1938 in Radom, Poland

Lelka Birnbaum

*1933 in Poland

Sergio De Simone

*1937 in Naples, Italy

Surcis Goldinger

*1934/35 in Poland

Riwka Herszberg

*1938 in Zduńska Wola, Poland

Eduard and Alexander Hornemann

*1933/1936 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Marek James

*1939 in Poland

Walter Jungleib

*1932 in Slovakia

Lea Klygerman

*1937 in Ostrowiec, Poland

Georges-André Kohn

*1932 in Paris, France

Bluma Mekler

*1934 in Sandomierz, Poland

Jacqueline Morgenstern

*1932 in Paris, France

Eduard Reichenbaum

*1934 in Kattowitz, Poland

Marek Steinbaum

*1937 in Radom, Poland

H. Wassermann

*1937 in Poland

Roman and Eleonora Witoński

*1938/1939 in Radom, Poland

R. Zeller

*1933 in Poland

Ruchla Zylberberg

*1936 in Zawichost, Poland

H. Wassermann
Unfortunately there are no longer any photos of some of the children from the time before the war, or their relatives have not been found. This photograph is one of the images made by the SS to document their medical experiments. The photos were secured from Dr. Heißmeyer after the end of the war and formed the basis for the search for the children. With the help of a global poster campaign, Günther Schwarberg was able to find many of the children’s relatives.


H. Wassermann

Former prisoners compiled a list of the names of the children. This was printed in the book “Rapport fra Neuengamme”, published in 1945. This includes the name of an eight-year-old girl from Poland: Wassermann. On the examination report for this child, Dr. Kurt Heißmeyer only noted the initials “H.W.” This child, H. Wassermann, was one of the children murdered on 20 April 1945 here in Bullenhuser Damm.

Up to now this is all that we know about this little girl. In 2003 the Wassermann Park in Hamburg-Burgwedel was named after her.