The Submarine Bunker “Valentin”
Regional Culture, IF-IS CUL 03
Sunday, August 20th, 2023
Time: 1:20 p.m.
Location: See below in the abstract.
Language: If participants who are English-speaking, but not German-speaking, are present, the guided tour will be in English.
Bunker Valentin is the ruin of a German Navy submarine shipyard from World War II. Between 1943 and 1945, thousands of forced laborers from all over Europe were deployed here: Civilian workers as well as prisoners of war and concentration camp inmates.
In a guided tour at the memorial site, the ruins, the exhibition and the outside area can be visited. a special focus of the tour aims at the question of responsibility of the engineers at the bunker construction site and the conditions of the workers.
The former submarine bunker “Valentin” is the second largest above ground bunker in Europe and the most visible legacy of three major Nazi armament projects that have transformed a predominantly agricultural region since the mid-1930s.
We will meet at Bremen main station at 1:20 p.m. for a joint arrival by train. Meeting point: info point
At 3.00 p.m. there will be a guided tour at the Denkort for our group in German and possibly English.