max manheimer 8431aSpeech by Dr. Max Mannheimer 


"Every day we see in the media, new images

of horror from the various crises and War zones.

No hot-spot is far enough away anymore that it

could not touch us and cause fear and worry." 


Before the former crematorium on May 4, 2014
69th anniversary of the liberation.


youthmeeting2009Annual Youth Meeting Dachau.

 "Remember - understand - designing the future."

About 100 young people from around the world meet at the 'International Youth Meeting Dachau'. 

from 26. Juli 2014 until 08. August 2014



"I think mother that we get half a year. [ ... ] I have
faith Mother, hopefully we are back home later this year .



69th Anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp

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On Sunday the 4th May 2014, a Service of Remembrance for the 69th Anniversary of the Liberation of the 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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At its 19 October meeting in Amsterdam, the CID Board put Barbara Distel, who celebrated her 70th bithday in July 2013 in the spotlight. Her Birthday was celebrated by awarding her the General André-Delpech price.



 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.

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.

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

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