Current News and Events

Reconstruction or Original?

Statement: Immediately after liberation the inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets one free”) still featured in the gate of the Jourhaus. This is documented by a photo taken by the former political prisoner Franz Brückl. Unfortunately this photo is not dated, as is the case with many photos which found their way into the archive during the early days of the Memorial Site.

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Entrance Gate with Lettering "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will make you free") stolen from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Unidentified persons broke into the fenced and guarded grounds of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on the night of November 1-2, 2014, stealing the historic gate from the concentration camp. This is the first and most ruthless assault on the historic buildings in the history of the memorial.

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Hans Landauer

Hans Landauer has died at the age of 93 near Vienna. He was a close friend of the Dachau Memorial Site. We are deeply saddened by his passing and will remember him for his tireless effort in ensuring that the Austrians who fought in the Spanish Civil War be commemorated.

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André Delpech

It is with great dismay and sorrow that the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site has learnt of the passing of Général André Delpech, long-serving president and honorary chairman of the Comité International de Dachau, on July 18, 2012, at the age of 87.

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Lina Haag

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site mourns the loss of Lina Haag, a former member of the resistance and contemporary witness to the Nazi period who died on June 18, 2012, at the age of 105 in Munich.

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Franz Rosenbach

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site mourns the passing of the survivor and vice-chairman of the Bavarian State Association of German Sinti and Roma, Franz Rosenbach, who died on October 7 at the age of 85.

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Moshe Sanbar

It is with great sorrow that the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site has learnt of the passing of Moshe Sanbar, who died in Tel Aviv on October 1 at the age of 86.

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Stanislav Zámečník died

Stanislav Zámečník (12.11.1922 – 22.6.2011)

With great grief we announce Stanislav Zámečník’s death. A close friend of the Memorial Site has gone from us.

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New media terminals

Digital version of the “Book of Remembrance for the Victims of the Dachau Concentration Camp”

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site presented the result of an extensive research project: “The Book of Remembrance for the Victims of the Dachau Concentration Camp”. Names and other biographical information of those who died in the Dachau Concentration Camp were collected for the book. Of the more than 40,000 dead, over 33,000 victims, coming from nearly forty nations, can now be called by their name - far more than originally was anticipated possible.

The digital version of the “Book of Remembrance for the Victims of the Dachau Concentration Camp" is accessible for all visitors at two terminals in the commemoration room of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.