The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic awarded to Gabrielle Hammermann
Late October, the President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano awarded the Order of Merit to the director of the Dachau memorial. "This distinction is awarded for her commitment to maintain and promote the knowledge and memorial culture, especially regarding Italian victims of Nazi persecution and barbarism."
Recall that the doctoral thesis of Gabrielle Hammermann on forced labor and working conditions of Italian military internees between 1943 and 1945 was crowned by a literary prize, and it was through her efforts that many testimonies of Italian deportees to Dachau are now kept at the memorial.
The members of the International Dachau Committee extend their warmest congratulations to Gabrielle.