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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Gusen concentration camp complex, the Austrian research platform ADDENDUM.ORG published the results of an extensive study on the “forgotten Gusen complex of concentration camps” in May 2020 in German language, which was carried out under the leadership of David Freudenthaler and Michael Mayrhofer.

In the course of this research project, five podcasts worth listening to were created, which shed light on different aspects of the forgotten former Gusen concentration camp complex and contain unique interviews with residents and proprietors in Gusen, as well as activists of the Gusen Memorial Committee (www.gusen.org), who for decades have been engaged for adequately remembering the more than 40,000 victims of what was once the largest but forgotten concentration camp complex on Austrian territory.

The research results as well as the podcasts are accessible on a separate ADDENDUM.ORG website under the title “Das vergessene KZ Gusen (The Forgotten Gusen Concentration Camp)”.

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Due to the worldwide pandemic, the international commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Gusen complex of concentration camps will take place online this year.

Details can be found on a special page for the 2020 commemoration at Gusen.

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In the fall of 2018, around 70 cubic meters of human ashes from the first half of the 20th century were found during renovation work on the train station in Lungitz, which was once an integral part of the former Gusen concentration camp complex (KL Gusen III).

In this information evening, the responsible Federal Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the municipality of Katsdorf, informs the local population about the current status of the investigations and the possible establishment of a worthy memorial site for these Holocaust victims.

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