69th Anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp
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.
In Memoriam Hans Distel.
Sunday afternoon 26 January, Hans Distel, the husband of Barbara has died unexpectedly.
He did not wake up from his afternoon nap. The funeral of Hans will take place on Thursday, 6.2. at 10:30 at West Cemetery, Baldurstr. 28, 80637 Munich.
Deeply sad we send our loving thoughts to family and friends.
Awards for Barbara Distel
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.
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?"
Angela Merkel visits memorial site
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the Dachau Concentration Camp at the invitation of Max Mannheimer .
Speech 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.
Speech 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