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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.



Ceremonies May 2013flagsmay5

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

foto Elija Boßler

© Elija Boßler


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«


"Generations" and "perspective"

Opening of the photo-double exhibition
Dachau Concentration Camp: 22 January 2013


foto inaugeration

(Foto: Toni Heigl)  
On Tuesday, 22 January 2013, the Dachau Concentration Camp, the Max Mannheimer Study Center and the Josef Effner-Gymnasium Dachau have opened the dual exhibition "Generations" and "perspective" .

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Commemoration of the death march

Speech by Christa Willmitzer.

denkmahl"The last eyewitness appeal to Germany, to all European states and the international community, to preserve and appreciate in the future the human gift of remembrance and commemoration. We ask young people to continue our struggle against the Nazi ideology, and for a just, peaceful and tolerant world.

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Commemoration of the death march

Remembrance of the death march of prisoners from the
Dachau concentration camp in April 1945.

"Who remembers which events at what time and for
what reasons?
Who determines whose thoughts and what is remembered?
How does commemoration change over the decades?
How can new generations be convinced of the necessity of commemorating historical events that happened before their birth ? "

Barbara DISTEL
Dachau Mai 4 2013

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International Youth Meeting

Each year young people from all
over the world meet in Dachau.
The CID supports this inspiring activity
by contributing to travel expenses.
See what the meeting is all about.

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