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Stanislav Zámečník Research Award of the Comité International de Dachau
The Comité International de Dachau (CID) will again award the Stanislav Zámečník Study Prize in 2021. The CID's mission is to preserve the memory of the crimes committed in the Dachau concentration camp; it is an international association and consists of the organisations of former Dachau concentration camp inmates from 25 countries and their families. The Comité International de Dachau endows the study prize in memory of the victims of the National Socialist concentration and extermination camps, especially Dachau concentration camp. The prize has been awarded every two years since 2017; 6,000 euros are available for it.
Stanislav Zámečník (1922-2011) was a Czech survivor of Dachau concentration camp and historian. During his imprisonment in Dachau from 1941 to 1944, he was involved in activities of the camp's internal resistance. After liberation and his training as a historian, he worked on the first exhibition of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, which opened in 1965. After the suppression of the Prague Spring, he was banned from his profession for supporting it. It was not until 1989 that he was able to work unhindered as a scientist again. Zámečník published important articles in the "Dachauer Heften". In 2002, his monograph "Das war Dachau" (That was Dachau), which is still authoritative today, was published; it is a standard work and has been translated into many languages. As a member of the scientific advisory board, he exerted a formative influence on the redesign of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
The 2021 commemoration
Access to the virtual commemorations can be found here.
Cid Award Ceremonies
29 April 2021,
Short speech by Jean-Michel Thomas President of the CID on the occasion of the commemoration of the 76th Liberation Day of the Dachau Concentration Camp
Images at the memorial
Vladimir Feierabend 7-7-1924 - 13-9-2020
"CID is saddened to announce the death of Vladimir Feierabend, Czech survivor of the Dachau camp.
A man of deep human qualities, he was one of the oldest active members of the Dachau International Committee's bodies, in which, without putting himself forward, he had a wise advisory role.
He had accompanied many classes of pupils to Dachau and was anxious to maintain the international character of the Camp Memorial".
We remember Dachau 'am Leitenberg'
The Dachau concentration camp was liberated on April 29, 1945. Every year we commemorate the liberation from Dachau. On the former concentration camp site, but also on the Leitenberg and the forest cemetery ‘Waldfriedhof’, the final resting place of many victims.
To remember what happened, is the first step to prevent it from happening again.
24 hours Dachau
Program about the liberation of Dachau and the future of commemoration
With contributions from Barbara Distel, Abba Naor and others.
Program ZDFInfo Doku, broadcast April 15, 2020
The program is spoken in German.
As long as..
As long as your grandchildren remember your story,
there's hope they need not experience your past.