Anniversary of the liberation

This year the ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp will once again be held as a wholly virtual event due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten and the Comité International de Dachau invite all guests and interested parties to join an extensive programme of digital events in a variety of formats. The content of these online events will also be made available online.

We had been looking forward to welcoming many survivors and liberators and their families to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and deeply regret that this year’s events must again take place without the many personal encounters and conversations. However, the wealth of support we received from contemporary witnesses and their descendants has enabled us to create a diverse and varied programme for the digital commemoration.

Our warmest thanks go to everyone supporting and involved in this work for their contributions, their dedication and their efforts. We very much hope to see you again in person next year.

Warm regards, and stay healthy

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

Karl Freller
Director of the Bavarian Memorials Foundation

General Jean-Michel Thomas
President of Comité International de Dachau


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