76th anniversary of the liberation, Commemoration, Livestream

Central Commemorative Event

 |  02.05.2021  | 10:30—12:00

A central commemorative event will be held in remembrance of the victims of the Dachau concentration camp and the liberation of survivors by the US Army on April 29, 1945.


Opening Speech:

Dr. Gabriele Hammermann
Director of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Karl Freller
Member of the Bavarian State Parliament, Director of the Bavarian Memorials Foundation, First Vice President of the Bavarian State Parliament

General Jean-Michel Thomas
President of the Comité International de Dachau



Prof. Monika Grütters MdB
Member of the German Bundestag, Minister of State and German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Prof. Dr. Michael Piazolo
Member of the Bavarian State Parliament, Bavarian State Minister of Education and Culture


Message from a liberator of the Dachau concentration camp

Hilbert Margol, 42nd Infantry „Rainbow“ Division, US Army


Messages from three survivors of the Dachau concentration camp

  • Abba Naor
  • Elly Gotz
  • Leslie Rosenthal


Music at the event will be provided by the Chamber Ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera under Peter Wöpke with conductor and violinist Christoph Poppen.


Languages: DE, EN

Subtitles: DE, EN


Photo: Stefan Müller-Naumann, Architekturfotografie, Munich