Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial closed
Due to the spreading Corona-Virus the Memorial Site will be closed from Monday, March 16th, to Sunday, April 19th.
The site of the memorial, all exhibition areas, the visitor center and the administration with archive and library are closed.
All events, tours and seminars at the memorial are omitted. Tours of cooperation partners and other providers cannot take place. Access to the memorial site is closed to the public. This also applies to the religious memorial sites on the memorial ground.
Because of the Corona virus the Liberation celebrations in Dachau have been cancelled.
canceled due to coronavirus !
On Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m., the Stanislav Zámečník Scientific CID prize will be presented to Jan Meerwald for his work: "Spanische Häftling im KZ-Komplex Dachau (1940-1945), Deportation, Lagerhaft, Folgen"
You are all very welcome.
JM Thomas, president CID
Location: the NS Dokumentations Zentrum
Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 München,
February 6, 1920 - September 23. 2016
Commemoration of 75 years liberation: 3 May 2020
"You are not responsible for what happened.
But that it won't happen again
for that you are. "
Max Mannheimer February 6, 1920 - September 23. 2016
Declaration of Madrid
DECLARATION OF MADRID
Meeting in Madrid on 2 November 2019 - on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camps - we, Chairpersons and Secretaries-General of the International Committees of Nazi extermination and concentration camps, salute the work accomplished by the Spanish authorities and the Amical de Mauthausen y Otros Campos for the recognition of the deportation of the Spanish Republicans to the Nazi camps.
Thursday the 19th of September 2019, after a full life, Clement Quentin died in the hospital of Cholet. He passed away only a day after the celebration of his 99th birthday, surrounded by his family.
Commemoration of the death march 4 Mai 2019
„"Envy and fear of failure," as Götz Aly put it, "Grudges and greed drove the anti-Semitism of the Germans....... (OB Hartmann)
"No historical cold facts can describe what the single human had to go through, the fear, the survival, the thoughts he had, the dreams and desires, the human side." (Dana Bloch)
Stanislav Zámečník Research Award of the Comité International de Dachau
In 2019, the Comité International de Dachau (CID) will again award the Stanislav Zámečník Research Award. The CID’s mission is to preserve the memory of the crimes in the Dachau concentration camp; it is an international association consisting of the organizations of former inmates of the Dachau concentration camp from 25 countries and their families. The Comité International de Dachau donates the study prize in memory of the victims of the National Socialist concentration and extermination camps, in particular in the Dachau concentration camp. The award has been given every two years since 2017; 6,000 euros are available for this.
Special exhibition at The Dachau Memorial
On April 27th, the Dachau Memorial opened the special exhibition "Names not Numbers" - Dutch Political Prisoners in Dachau Concentration Camp. Sydney Weith, 21 year old, talked about former inmate Ernst Sillem, whom she met when she was 16. One could almost feel the close connection with the guest of honor sitting in front of her.