Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014

Guided tours were offered with kind permission by Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) for two days to interested students from regional schools, survivors, local villagers, and other interested groups from different countries to the accessible part of the KZ Gusen II “Bergkristall” underground memorial.

Interested villagers waiting in front of

Interested villagers waiting in front of “Bergkristall” for guided tour to underground memorial.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 (05:00 p.m.)

The 2014 commemoration was dedicated to “The Value of Life” and focused on all those who were exterminated because of becomming unfit for work in camp complex Mauthausen-Gusen.

Commemoration Overview

  • Welcomming address by the mayor of Langenstein, Austria, Mr. Christian Aufreiter
  • Commemorational address by Mr. Dusan Stefancic, President of the International Mauthausen Committee, Slovenia
  • Commemorational address by Dr. Stanislaw Leszczinski, Klub Mauthausen-Gusen, Poland
  • Commemorational address by Mr. Daniel Simon, President of Amicale Francaise de Mauthausen, France
  • Commemorational address by Mrs, Rosa Toran and youngsters, Amical de Mauthausen, Spain
  • Commemorational address by Mrs. Milena Bracesco and Mr. Giuseppe Valota, ANED, Monza & Sesto San Giovanni (MI), Italy
  • Commemorational address by Mr. Florian Schwanninger, Hartheim Memorial, Austria
  • Lay down of wreath at the Gusen Memorial
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