A few weeks ago, as you probably know, the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the Bavarian Memorial Foundation and the Comité International de Dachau (CID) had to take the hard decision to cancel all the commemorative events connected with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. This cancellation also relates to the central commemorative event, which had been planned for Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.
Please note that a further extension of the site closure may be necessary. Nevertheless we invite you to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation together with us. We are preparing a virtual commemoration on our homepage, which will be accessible starting on May 3rd, 2020. This commemoration will be available at the
following link: Go to the Virtual Commemoration here
The virtual commemoration will encompass video statements by President of the Bundestag Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble and other speakers who had confirmed their participation for the central commemorative ceremony. We are also happy to be able to publish written messages by survivors and liberators of the Dachau Concentration Camp. A photo gallery of wreaths will be part of the virtual commemoration as well; this year they will be laid without ceremonies and participants.
We wish you all the best, especially best of health, and hope to be able to see you soon at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
With best regards,
Dr. Gabriele Hammermann Director of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Karl Freller Director of the Bavarian Foundation for Memorial Sites
Jean-Michel Thomas President of the Comité International de Dachau