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 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

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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.

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Angela Merkel visits memorial site

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


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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.

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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

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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

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 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.


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Fotoportraits of Elija Boßler

A new exhibition entitled "holding on to survival."


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Commemoration of the first Dachau inmates.

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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.



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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.

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"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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Lecture and conversation with Max Mannheimer

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Thursday 07 February 2013

19:00 Dachau Concentration Camp / visitor center
Pater-Roth-Straße 2a Dachau.

Max Mannheimer in conversation with Marie-Luise von der Leyen.

More information about his books can be found on this website. (German)

 Max Mannheimer

»Drei Leben«