Commemoration of the death march

Speech by Christa Willmitzer.

denkmahl"The last eyewitness appeal to Germany, to all European states and the international community, to preserve and appreciate in the future the human gift of remembrance and commemoration. We ask young people to continue our struggle against the Nazi ideology, and for a just, peaceful and tolerant world.


Commemoration of the death march

Remembrance of the death march of prisoners from the
Dachau concentration camp in April 1945.

"Who remembers which events at what time and for
what reasons?
Who determines whose thoughts and what is remembered?
How does commemoration change over the decades?
How can new generations be convinced of the necessity of commemorating historical events that happened before their birth ? "

Barbara DISTEL
Dachau Mai 4 2013


International Youth Meeting

Each year young people from all
over the world meet in Dachau.
The CID supports this inspiring activity
by contributing to travel expenses.
See what the meeting is all about.

Remembrance liberation Dachau

affiesjevogelherdenking29aprilOn the 29th of april 1945 the Dachau concentration camp was liberated by us troups.
An end came to the opression of some 32.000 prisoners.
Every year the liberation of the camp is celebrated.

Invitation to the presentation of the new memory pages.


"One suppressed it, one supressed it all. I thought; the young people will never understand it anyway"
For the memorybook the former resistance fighter Willemijn Petrof - van Gurp (94) has allowed students Jop Bruin and Jelle Braaksma an interview.

Am Freitag, den 22. März 2013 um 19.30 Uhr
in der Kirche im Karmel Hl. Blut an der KZ-Gedenkstätte.

read the invitation