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  • Dachaulezing 2017

    Ed HoornikDachaulezing “in het licht van Ed Hoornik”

    Het Nederlands Dachau Comité organiseert in samenwerking met het Literatuurmuseum in Den Haag de Dachaulezing “in het licht van Ed Hoornik” .

    9 maart 2017 om 14:00 uur.

  • academic workshop

    Academic workshop on Displaced Persons

    E1h1In the past few years, interest in the aftermath, social and individual consequences of the Shoah, forced labour and Nazi persecution has increased. Relevant research topics emerging from the post-war situation include early testimonies, the immediate Allied care for the Displaced Persons (DP) population, regional micro studies and the ongoing displacement in following generations.

    Register for the workshop before May 15

  • Program of the 70th Anniversary

    IMG 8174 nieWiederProgram

    (Thursday, April 30 - Sunday, May 3, 2015)


    70th anniversary of the liberation


    70th anniversary of the liberation  of Dachau

    Important information about participation

    on the third of Mai 2015.



  • Communiqué

    Joint Communiqué of the International Natzweiler-StruthofCommittee (CIN) and the International Dachau Committee (CID) after the massacre of 12 people in PARIS on January 7: 

  • Order of Merit

    G Hammermann aThe Order of Merit of the Italian Republic awarded to Gabrielle Hammermann

    Late October, the President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano awarded the Order of Merit to the director of the Dachau memorial.

  • theft of the gate

    stolen doorPress release:


    The International Dachau Committee

    learned with great shock and emotion of

    the theft of the entrance gate.



  • Attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels

    Attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels

    The International Dachau Committee and the International Committee of Natzweiler-Struthof have learned with horror of the attack at the Jewish Museum in Brusselsand denounce the anti-Semitic character of this heinous act. They express their sincere sympathy to the families of the victims.

  • Speech Mr. Pieter Dietz de Loos


    Mr. Pieter Dietz de Loos,
    Sunday 4-th of May 2014
    69th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp


  • Speech Max Mannheimer

    max manheimer 8431aSpeech by Dr. Max Mannheimer 


    "Every day we see in the media, new images

    of horror from the various crises and War zones.

    No hot-spot is far enough away anymore that it

    could not touch us and cause fear and worry." 


    Before the former crematorium on May 4, 2014
    69th anniversary of the liberation.


  • annual Youth Meeting 2014

    youthmeeting2009Annual Youth Meeting Dachau.

     "Remember - understand - designing the future."

    About 100 young people from around the world meet at the 'International Youth Meeting Dachau'. 

    from 26. Juli 2014 until 08. August 2014

  • Names instead of numbers



    "I think mother that we get half a year. [... ] I have
    faith Mother, hopefully we are back home later this year .



  • 69th. anniversary of the liberation

    69th Anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp

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    On Sunday the 4th May 2014, a Service of Remembrance for the 69th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp will take place, at the invitation of the President of the Comité International de Dachau (CID) and with the support of the Bavarian Memorial Sites Foundation. 

  • Awards for Barbara Distel

    Awards for Barbara DistelBarbara-Distel

    At its 19 October meeting in Amsterdam, the CID Board put Barbara Distel, who celebrated her 70th bithday in July 2013 in the spotlight. Her Birthday was celebrated by awarding her the General André-Delpech price.


  • Speech Ernst GRUBE


     5th May 2013 - Ceremony of Remembrance at Herbertshausen

    "You don't need to be a student of Nazi crimes to recognise, oppose and condemn the same behaviour as such in our own times."

    Speech by Ernst GRUBE
    Vice-Chairman of the Dachau Camp Association

  • speech Angela Merkel

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Dachau

    "How did it come so far in Germany that people because of their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs or sexual orientation were deprived of their human dignity and the right to live, and the vast majority of Germans did not take action against it, or at least allowed it to happen?"

    when visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp
    on 20 August 2013.
  • Press release


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    Angela Merkel visits memorial site

    Press release:


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the Dachau Concentration Camp at the invitation of Max Mannheimer .


  • Speech Bernd Sibler

    bernd sibler6313Speech given by Bernd Sibler, Secretary of State in the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs

    "Even now, 68 years after the war, we must still make a stand together against all enemies of democracy and seek to nip any recidivism in the bud.In our society, there can be no place whatsoever for anti-Semitism, xenophobia or extremism. This is a message that needs to be drummed into our children."

    At the remembrance ceremony for the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp 5th May 2013 in Dachau.
  • Speech Dr. Max Mannheimer

    Dr-Max-Mannheimer1Speech given by the Vice-President of the CID and Chairman of the Dachau Camp Association Dr Max Mannheimer


    "Today, no one has the old excuse of saying "I didn't know what was going on" or "That doesn't concern me". We have a collective responsibility to ensure that we live in a society that respects human values."


    Liberation Day 2013 at the crematorium 5th May 2013

  • Speech Pieter Dietz de Loos

    redepieter1Speech by the President of the International Dachau Committee

    "And we should never forget the fact that:Between 30 January 1933 and 8 May 1945, 316 members of the Bavarian parliament were victims of Nazi persecution. 67 of them were imprisoned at Dachau, 45 starting in 1933. "

    Mr Pieter Dietz de Loos
    5 May 2013
  • Paul Kerstenne


     In Memoriam Paul Kerstenne

    Paul Kerstenne passed away peacefully on the 21 of june, deeply upset we send our loving thoughts to family and friends.


  • Fotoportraits of Elija Boßler

    Fotoportraits of Elija Boßler

    A new exhibition entitled "holding on to survival."


  • the founding of the camp

    Commemoration of the first Dachau inmates.

    see the original article

    On the 21 of march a newspaper in Munich reports the opening of a concentrationcamp for political prisoners.


    On Friday 22 March at 19 clock

    the CID sets a wreath before

    the international memorial

    at the urn with the

    ashes of the unknown prisoner.


  • Ceremonies May 2013


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    This year it is 80 years ago the Dachau concentration camp was founded, just a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor. Twelve years later, on April 29 1945, American troops liberated the camp. This years commemoration of the liberation will be held in may this year. The Comite International Dachau organizes the yearly remembrance of the liberation of the camp.

  • the first prisoners

    "With us it all began"

    The first prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp in 1933

    scenic Reading

    17th March 2013, 11.00 clock, Schauburg Munich

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