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KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen

International Youth Commemoration

09:45 - 10:30
Chapel in the Memorial
Upper Austria

Ecumenical service

with Bishop Dr. Manfred SCHEUER, Bishop Mag. Michael CHALUPKA and a clergyman of the Orthodox Church.

International Liberation Ceremony

CC Memorial
Upper Austria

International liberation ceremony 2022 "Political resistance"

On the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the international liberation celebration will be held in the form of a memorial procession with an unlimited number of participants at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial.

  • The memorial procession will start at 11:00 am.
  • There are marked meeting points for all delegations. The delegations will participate in the memorial procession in alphabetical order. The Line up for the delegations for the memorial procession starts at 10:20 a.m. Route procession (PDF)
  • The memorial procession will start with an online reading of the "Mauthausen oath" by youths in different languages.
  • Short videos on the theme of “Political Resistance” as well as speeches by MKÖ chairman Willi Mernyi and CIM president Guy Dockendorf will be part of the event.
  • The entire memorial procession will be moderated by Mercedes Echerer and Konstanze Breitebner in multiple languages, and will be accompanied by the “Widerstand” ensemble with music.
  • For the memorial procession, we will leave the protective custody camp, which symbolically stands for the liberation we are celebrating. After our memorial procession, there will be space for individual silent remembrance in compliance with the Covid-19 safety measures. We would like to invite you to bring flowers, rocks etc. for your personal commemoration to the International Liberation Celebration.
  • The event will be broadcast live on ORF III and streamed on the online channels of MKÖ.

The liberation celebration will have the theme "Political Resistance". As every year, making a connection to the present is an essential part of the event. In addition to the international liberation celebration at Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial, there will also be Virtual Remembrance taking place all year focused on this year’s theme.

The event will be subject to the current COVID-19 measures.