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72th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

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On Sunday the 30th April 2017, a Service of Remembrance for the 72th Anniversary of the Liberation of 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.

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Jean Michel thomas20160114 125704Introducing Jean-Michel Thomas

 

For a few months Jean-Michel Thomas replaced Pieter Dietz de Loos as chairman of the international Dachau Commitee (CID) .

Time to ask Jean-Michel Thomas to introduce himself bij answering some questions .

 

Read more: Jean-Michel Thomas CID President

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70th anniversary of Liberation Day
Speech of  CID President Pieter Dietz de Loos

 "We have to stay vigilant in the face of misinformation! We must never forget, that Dachau was a camp for the political resistance. First, German political prisoners and members of the resistance were detained, tortured and killed. Then came political opponents from all over Europe. Three quarters of the prisoners were members of the resistance, political deportees."

 

 

Read more: Speech of CID President Pieter Dietz de Loos

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 Images of this years celebration 

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70th anniversary of Liberation Day

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TV broadcast 

maxbijcrematoriumGreetings by Max Mannheimer

 "We live amidst breath-taking progress in the sciences and technology,
and in worldwide connectedness. But at the same time,
have we learned anything about what it means to be human?"

Commemoration in front of the former cremation building

Read more: Welcome speech of Max Mannheimer

jean samuelWords of Jean Samuel

" I was 21 years old and decided to forget Dachau.
I wanted to live life. The war had stolen my youth.
In 1947, I married, had 2 children,
and since that time, it's been pure happiness."

Speech on behalf of the CID at the former roll-call grounds

Read more: Speech of Jean SAMUEL

vladimir 2013Words of Vladimir Feierabend

"On 1 July 1942, the Gestapo arrested all family members
of those who were fighting the Nazis abroad.
My brother, my father, my 81-year old grandfather,
my mother and I were imprisoned."

 

Speech on behalf of the CID at the former roll-call grounds

Read more: Words of Vladimir Feierabend

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Opening exhibition in the Dachau Memorial

1-st of May, 2015

Memorial of the Dachau concentration camp
Message of Pieter Dietz de Loos, President of the CID

 


 


 

 

Read more: opening special exposition