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Sunday, 5 May 2024
Mauthausen
Memorial for Roma and Sinti, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Oberösterreich
09:00

Commemoration ceremony at the memorial for Roma and Sinti as part of the International Liberation Ceremony

As a result of many years of cooperation between the Cultural Association of Austrian Roma and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg, the memorial was opened to the public on 9 May1998 in a festive ceremony. Shortly before the end of the war, on 9 March 1945, 450 Sinti and Roma women and their children were transported from Ravensbrück to Mauthausen. The National Socialists murdered the babies and children as soon as they arrived.

Organiser: Cultural association of Austrian Roma

Memorial plaque for Richard Bernaschek (rear of former infirmary), Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Oberösterreich
09:00

Commemoration ceremony for the social democrats murdered in Mauthausen concentration camp

Organiser: Federation of Social Democratic Freedom Fighters, Victims of Fascism and Active Anti-Fascists

Wailing wall, memorial plaque for the 42, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Oberösterreich
Gedenktafel Klagemauer KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen
09:15

Memorial ceremony of the KZ-Verband/VdA Upper Austria for the 42 resistance fighters murdered on 28 April 1945

The memorial plaque, which was unveiled in 2001 in memory of the 42 antifascists who were gassed on 28 and 29 April 1945, is an important symbol of commemoration for the political resistance in Austria. The majority of the 42 were part of the so-called "Welser Gruppe” (engl. Wels group), that the Gestapo broke up in 1944.

The memorial ceremony is organised by the KZ-Verband/VdA Upper Austria.

Registration

Quarry
Oberösterreich
10:05

International Youth Commemoration

Chapel at the memorial site
Oberösterreich
10:05

Ecumenical service

International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony
Oberösterreich
Internationale Befreiungsfeier in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen © MKÖ/Sebastian Philipp
11:00

International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony 2024 on the topic of "Law and Justice in National Socialism"

On the occasion of the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp, the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Mauthausen Memorial. Once again, this year, the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony with a memorial procession will be held with an unlimited number of participants.

  • The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony starts at 11:00 with a memorial procession.
  • The delegations will begin to line up for the procession at 10:20 am.
  • The memorial procession will start with an online reading of the "Mauthausen oath" by youths in different languages.
  • Actors Mercedes Echerer and Konstanze Breitebner will moderate the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony in multiple languages.

The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony is dedicated to the focus theme "Law and Justice in National Socialism". As every year, making a connection to the present is an essential part of the event.

The event will be broadcast live on ORF III for Austria and streamed on the online - channels of MKÖ in multiple languages.

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Friday, 19 January 2024
St. Georgen an der Gusen
House of Remembrance
Marcel-Callo-Straße 3
Oberösterreich
Marcel Callo Foto: © Gedenkdienstkomitee Gusen
18:00

Opening of the exhibition "Marcel Callo - Victim of Gusen II" with film screening at the House of Remembrance

The young Frenchman, scout and member of the Catholic Workers' Movement, was conscripted into Nazi forced labour and forced to manufacture small arms in Thuringia in 1943. There he looked after his comrades, founded sports groups, organised forbidden church services and contacted French prisoners of war imprisoned nearby. He was arrested, imprisoned in Gotha, starved and forced to work again, deported to Gusen II in the "Bergkristall" mine, where he was maltreated to death. The young Frenchman was "allowed" to spend the last days of his life until his death in the Mauthausen special labour camp.

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Gusen II death camp. The exhibition is open until May 2024.

Saturday, 27 January 2024
Wels
Minoriten Wels
Rainerstraße 2
Oberösterreich
KLANG ZEICHEN SETZEN Wels
19:30

KLANG ZEICHEN SETZEN - An event against violence on Holocaust Memorial Day

Joana RADZYNER, historian and long-time ORF journalist, reads from her book "Sklavenarbeit unter dem Hakenkreuz" (Slave labour under the swastika), which she wrote together with Reinhard ENGEL. She will also read from a book of poems by her mother Tamara.

The A CAPELLA CHOIR WELS under the direction of Julia AUER will juxtapose these haunting, oppressive (dark) texts with "light music" from the 1930s and 1940s as a counterpoint.

Sunday, 28 January 2024
Klagenfurt
Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt
Goethepark 1
Kärnten
10:00

Matinee on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt

The City of Klagenfurt and the Advisory Board for the Culture of Remembrance and Commemoration invite you to the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day matinee: Sunday, 28 January at 10:00 a.m. at Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt. This year's keynote speaker is Ernst GRUBE, born in 1932.

Welcome and opening: Mayor Christian SCHEIDER
Contemporary witness and keynote speaker: Ernst GRUBE
Musical accompaniment: Duo Masis (Anna HAKOBYAN and Karen ASATRIAN)
Moderation: Nadja DANGLMAIER

Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Gallneukirchen
Memorial for Peace
Anton-Riepl-Straße/Gallneukirchner Straße
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier beim Mahnmal für den Frieden © Huber
19:00

Memorial rally for the "Mühlviertler Manhunt" at the Memorial for Peace

The Mauthausen Committee Gallneukirchen invites you to a memorial rally at the Memorial for Peace in Gallneukirchen.

Registration

Memorial stone of Diakoniewerk
Hauptstraße 3
Oberösterreich
19:45

Memorial rally on "Euthanasia murders - useless life" at the memorial stone of Diakoniewerk

Following the memorial rally at the Memorial for Peace, a memorial rally on the subject of "Euthanasia murders - useless life" will take place at the memorial stone of Diakoniewerk in Gallneukirchen.

Registration

Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Wels
Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg
Puchberg 1
Oberösterreich
19:30

Political Ash Wednesday

The well-known Austrian filmmaker, science journalist and author Kurt LANGBEIN will be a guest at the 14th Ash Wednesday talk organised by the Wels Initiative against Fascism at the Schloss Puchberg education centre.

In conversation with journalist and Antifa activist Marina WETZLMAIER, the award-winning non-fiction author, director and producer will talk about his many years of work and his socio-political approach to time-critical topics such as health, the environment and democracy.

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas over classic herring cheese and drinks.

Friday, 23 February 2024
Mauthausen
Donausaal Mauthausen
Josef-Czerwenka-Straße 4
Oberösterreich
20:00

"No one has the right to obey" (Hannah Arendt) - Commemorative event on the "Mühlviertel Manhunt".

To commemorate the "Mühlviertel Manhunt", perspektive mauthausen is organising a musical and literary evening about law and justice.

Konstanze BREITEBNER will read. The musical programme will be provided by HAUSGEMACHT.

Registration

Saturday, 24 February 2024
Wels
Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg
Puchberg 1
Oberösterreich
14:00

40 years of the Wels Initiative against Fascism

with numerous Elfriede Grünberg Award winners, a large supporting program and musical accompaniment

Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Wels
Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg
Puchberg 1
Oberösterreich
19:00

Book presentation "Brüchiges Schweigen" (engl. Fragile silence) by Brigitte HALBMAYR

The book presentation of Brigitte HALBMAYR's "Brüchiges Schweigen" takes place in cooperation with the Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg and Dr Willi ACHLEITNER.

Details about the agenda: TBA

Thursday, 21 March 2024
Oberwart
Offenes Haus Oberwart OHO
Lisztgasse 12
Burgenland
17:00 - 21:00

Conference: "Never Again is Now" - RE.F.U.G.I.U.S.

Details about the agenda: TBA

Sunday, 24 March 2024
Rechnitz
Kreuzstadl
Geschriebensteinstraße
Burgenland
Gedenkfeier Kreuzstadl Rechnitz Burgenland
14:00

Commemoration of all victims of the building of the South-East wall

Details about the agenda: TBA

Schlachthaus
Burgenland
15:00

Unveiling of the memorial to the victims of the slaughterhouse massacre

Details about the agenda: TBA

Naturpark Mittelschule
Schulgasse 10
Burgenland
16:30

Book presentation "Rechnitz. The slaughterhouse massacre in March 1945"

Details about the agenda: TBA

Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Wiener Neustadt
Memorial at Serbenhalle
Pottendorferstraße 47
Niederösterreich
Wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the former satellite camp Wiener Neustadt © Michael Rosecker
10:00

Wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the former satellite camp Wiener Neustadt

At the memorial near Serbenhalle in a small group with municipal representatives.

Friday, 29 March 2024
Hinterbrühl
Gedenkstätte
Johannesstraße 16-32
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier am Ort des ehem. KZ-Außenlagers Hinterbrühl © MKÖ
14:30

Liberation ceremony at the site of former satellite camp Hinterbrühl with prayer at the Stations of The Cross

Participants can visit five different stations of the cross with varying themes, and with musical accompaniment.

Sunday, 31 March 2024
Wien-Simmering
Gasthaus "Zur Bast"
Haidestraße 22, Oriongasse
Wien
Befreiungsfeier Wien Simmering © Andreas Schwantner
00:00

Commemoration at the former satellite camp Vienna Saurer-Werke

Monday, 1 April 2024
Guntramsdorf / Wiener Neudorf
Details about the venue: TBA
Niederösterreich
00:00

"Disappeared Wiener Neudorf residents"

Presentation of research findings on the victims of National Socialism in Wiener Neudorf.

Details about the agenda: TBA

Saturday, 6 April 2024
Peggau
Evangelische Friedenskirche
St. Margarethenstraße 4
Steiermark
14:00

Memorial trail

in memory of the march of the prisoners from the sites of forced labour to the former satellite camp site

KZ-Gedenkstätte Peggau
Mittereggstraße 1
Steiermark
Gedenkfeier in Peggau/Steiermark © MKÖ/Gemeinde Peggau
15:00

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Peggau satellite camp

Details about the agenda: TBA

Monday, 8 April 2024
Linz
Arbeiterkammer Oberösterreich
Volksgartenstraße 40
Oberösterreich
08:30

Hermann Langbein Symposium from 08.04. to 12.04.2024

For over 40 years, the seminar "Ideology and Reality of National Socialism", better known as the "Hermann Langbein Symposium", has been an important module in further education on the subject of the Nazi era in Austria. The aim is to provide information about the crimes of the National Socialists and to offer comprehensive knowledge and information for anti-fascist educational work for teachers of all school types. The proximity of the seminar location to the Mauthausen and Hartheim concentration camp memorials enables the inclusion of these memorial sites and their educational programmes as part of excursions.

The seminar is open to the public and individual lectures can also be attended. This seminar is the longest-running event in the teacher training programme.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Enns
Auerspergsaal Schloss Ennsegg
Schloßgasse 4
Oberösterreich
Jack Hersch beim Denkmal
19:30

Reading by Jack HERSCH from his book "Escape on the Death March"

The US-American Jack HERSCH reads from his book about his father David HERSCH, who managed to escape on the death march from Mauthausen to Gunskirchen in April 1945. He was hidden by the FRIEDMANN family in Kristein and thus survived.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Wels
Jewish cemetery
Garnisonstraße 20
Oberösterreich
00:00

Commemoration at the Jewish cemetery in Wels

The Wels Initiative against Fascism invites you to a commemoration at the Jewish cemetery in Wels with Christine HAIDEN, author, journalist and president of the Upper Austrian Press Club.

Enns und Ennsdorf
Details about the venue: TBA
Oberösterreich
Gedenken in Ennsdorf
16:30

"David Hersch Memorial March" in Enns and Ennsdorf

Together we will walk part of the route that David HERSCH had to take in April 1945. His son Jack HERSCH and the historian Angelika SCHLACKL will provide additional information. The new memorial to the victims of the death marches, which was opened by the Mauthausen Committee in October 2022, will also be presented.

Enns
Basilica of St. Laurenz
Lauriacumstraße 4
Oberösterreich
Gedenken Basilikastiege Enns
19:00

Commemoration of the victims of the Enns death marches at the Enns-St. Laurenz Basilica

Memorial service for the 87 victims who were buried in the Enns cemetery. Thanks to recent research, some of the names of those murdered are now known. We commemorate them with words and music.

Thursday, 18 April 2024
St. Aegyd am Neuwalde
Kulturstadel St. Aegyd
Marktplatz
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier St. Aegyd am Neuwalde © GISTA
18:30

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former St. Aegyd satellite camp

The commemoration ceremony on the annual theme of "Law and Justice in National Socialism" will be organised by pupils from St. Aegyd Middle School with content and music. As always, the event will conclude with a joint silent march from the Kulturstadel to the concentration camp memorial site.

Friday, 19 April 2024
Stadt Salzburg
Memorial for Roma und Sinti
Ignaz Rieder Kai 21
Salzburg
Gedenkfeier beim Mahnmal für Roma und Sinti in Salzburg © MKÖ
11:00

Commemoration at the memorial for Roma and Sinti

The Cultural Association of Austrian Roma, in co-operation with the Salzburg Peace Office, invites you to a commemoration ceremony at the memorial for Roma and Sinti.

During the National Socialist regime, Roma and Sinti from the city and the rural regions of Salzburg were rounded up at the former trotting track in the city of Salzburg and taken from there to the Maxglan camp. Due to the "Auschwitz Decree", the Maxglan camp was closed at the end of March/beginning of April 1943. The majority of the approximately 300 Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. A smaller group was sent to the so-called "Gypsy detention camp" in Lackenbach.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Ansfelden
Kremsbrücke Gasthof Stockinger
Ritzlhofstraße 63/65
Oberösterreich
GEHDENKEN Nettingsdorf/Ansfelden Menschenkreis
18:00

COMMEMORATION 2024: "Everyone is someone - Law and Justice"

Equal value and equal dignity are fundamental to our humanity. In this world, where oppression is the rule and liberation the exception, there is a constant need for stories of a different world, a world where justice and rights are the basis of coexistence.

Commemoration of those killed during and the survivors of the death marches for Jews from Mauthausen/Gusen to Gunskirchen near Kremsbrücke and the Stockinger inn.

Friday, 26 April 2024
Klagenfurt
Burghof
Burggasse 8
Kärnten
16:00

Memorial walk for the victims of NS justice system in Klagenfurt

Where to meet: Burghof in Klagenfurt

Details about the agenda: TBA

Landesgericht Klagenfurt
Josef-Wolfgang-Dobernig-Straße 2
Kärnten
17:00

Memorial walk for the victims of NS justice system in Klagenfurt

Where to meet: Landesgericht Klagenfurt

Details about the agenda: TBA

Saturday, 27 April 2024
Fürstenfeld
Memorial to the victims of the Nazi death marches of 1945
Stadtpark
Steiermark
Mahnwache der K.Ö.St.V. Riegersburg (MKV) gegen Neo-Nazismus, Gewalt und Extremismus
12:00 - 13:00

"Law and Justice in National Socialism" - Vigil of the K.Ö.St.V. Riegersburg (MKV) against neo-Nazism, violence, and extremism

The vigil will take place at the memorial to the victims of the Nazi death marches of 1945 in Fürstenfeld town park. Speakers: K.Ö.St.V. Riegersburg

Thursday, 2 May 2024
Ebensee
Details about the venue: TBA
Oberösterreich
10:30

Scenic theatre by "teatro caprile" on the subject of "Youth under the swastika"

Performance for students

Details about the venue: TBA
Oberösterreich
20:00

Scenic theatre by "teatro caprile" on the subject of "Youth under the swastika"

Evening performance

Friday, 3 May 2024
St. Valentin
Herzograd Gedenkstätte
Anna-Strasser-Platz
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier in St. Valentin
17:00

"Law and Justice in National Socialism" - Commemoration in St. Valentin

Details about the agenda: TBA

Registration

Spital am Pyhrn
Friedhof St. Leonhard
Pyhrnstraße 165
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus im "Fremdvölkischen Kinderheim", Spital am Pyhrn
17:00

Commemoration of the victims of National Socialism at the "Fremdvölkisches Kinderheim" (engl. Foreign race children’s home)

Details about the agenda: TBA

Braunau am Inn
Memorial stone in Salzburger Vorstadt
Salzburger Vorstadt 15
Oberösterreich
Gedenkstunde beim Gedenkstein für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus, Braunau am Inn
18:00

Commemoration at the memorial for victims of National Socialism

for the victims of war and National Socialism in Braunau

Guest speaker: Karl MARKOVICS
Musical accompaniment: Demokratischer Chor Braunau

Saturday, 4 May 2024
Gunskirchen
Memorial
Bundesstraße 1
Oberösterreich
Gunskirchen Walk of Solidarity © MKÖ
10:00

"Walk of Solidarity"

Details about the agenda: TBA

KZ Cemetery
Oberösterreich
Befreiungsfeier Gunskirchen/Oberösterreich © MKÖ
10:30

Liberation ceremony at the site of former Gunskirchen satellite camp

Details about the agenda: TBA

Ebensee
Details about the venue: TBA
Oberösterreich
10:30

Liberation ceremony at the site of former Ebensee satellite camp

Memorial lecture by Niklas FRANK

Details about the agenda: TBA

Mauthausen
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
Oberösterreich
14:00

Tour of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial with a focus on the imprisoned women

Meeting point at 13:30 in front of Barrack 1

Seminar room in the visitor centre, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
Oberösterreich
18:00

Dialogue about the women deported from Ravensbrück concentration camp to Mauthausen concentration camp

Gusen
Gusen Concentration Camp Memorial, Appellplatz (150 metres east of the crematorium)
Georgestraße 7
Oberösterreich
Liberation ceremony at the site of former Gusen satellite camp 2023, Zalewski
17:00

Liberation ceremony at the site of former Gusen satellite camp

The liberation ceremony is dedicated to the theme: "The roll call square. Place of murder, place of torture. What took place here once? For what did the prisoners have to stand here?"
Our response: Place of encounter.

At the end of the liberation ceremony, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place near the former crematorium.

Sunday, 5 May 2024
Mauthausen
Memorial for Roma and Sinti, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
Oberösterreich
09:00

Commemoration ceremony at the memorial for Roma and Sinti as part of the International Liberation Ceremony

As a result of many years of cooperation between the Cultural Association of Austrian Roma and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg, the memorial was opened to the public on 9 May1998 in a festive ceremony. Shortly before the end of the war, on 9 March 1945, 450 Sinti and Roma women and their children were transported from Ravensbrück to Mauthausen. The National Socialists murdered the babies and children as soon as they arrived.

Organiser: Cultural association of Austrian Roma

Memorial plaque for Richard Bernaschek (rear of former infirmary), Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
Oberösterreich
09:00

Commemoration ceremony for the social democrats murdered in Mauthausen concentration camp

Organiser: Federation of Social Democratic Freedom Fighters, Victims of Fascism and Active Anti-Fascists

Wailing wall, memorial plaque for the 42, Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
Oberösterreich
Gedenktafel Klagemauer KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen
09:15

Memorial ceremony of the KZ-Verband/VdA Upper Austria for the 42 resistance fighters murdered on 28 April 1945

The memorial plaque, which was unveiled in 2001 in memory of the 42 antifascists who were gassed on 28 and 29 April 1945, is an important symbol of commemoration for the political resistance in Austria. The majority of the 42 were part of the so-called "Welser Gruppe” (engl. Wels group), that the Gestapo broke up in 1944.

The memorial ceremony is organised by the KZ-Verband/VdA Upper Austria.

Registration

Chapel at the memorial site
Oberösterreich
10:05

Ecumenical service

Quarry
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Oberösterreich
10:05

International Youth Commemoration

International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Oberösterreich
Internationale Befreiungsfeier in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen © MKÖ/Sebastian Philipp
11:00

International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony 2024 on the topic of "Law and Justice in National Socialism"

On the occasion of the 79th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp, the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Mauthausen Memorial. Once again, this year, the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony with a memorial procession will be held with an unlimited number of participants.

  • The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony starts at 11:00 with a memorial procession.
  • The delegations will begin to line up for the procession at 10:20 am.
  • The memorial procession will start with an online reading of the "Mauthausen oath" by youths in different languages.
  • Actors Mercedes Echerer and Konstanze Breitebner will moderate the International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony in multiple languages.

The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony is dedicated to the focus theme "Law and Justice in National Socialism". As every year, making a connection to the present is an essential part of the event.

The event will be broadcast live on ORF III for Austria and streamed on the online - channels of MKÖ in multiple languages.

Ried in der Riedmark
Memorial stone
Marktplatz
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier in Ried in der Riedmark
15:30

Commemoration in remembrance of the "Mühlviertel manhunt"

Following the Liberation Ceremony at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial, a commemorative ceremony will be held at the Memorial of the "Mühlviertel manhunt" in Ried in der Riedmark.

Opening and welcome: Member of the National Council Sabine SCHATZ and Mayor Christian TAUSCHEK
The commemorative speech is held by Andreas GRUBER.

Großraming
Landesmusikschule
Kirchenplatz 3
Oberösterreich
19:30

Reading from Franz RIEGER’S book "Schattenschweigen oder Hartheim" (engl. Silence in the shadows or Hartheim)

Details about the agenda: TBA

Monday, 6 May 2024
Vöcklabruck
Oberstufenrealgymnasium des Vereins für Franziskanische Bildung
Graben 13
Oberösterreich
Gedenkstein in Vöcklabruck © MKÖ
10:00

Commemoration in Vöcklabruck

by pupils of the ORG Vöcklabruck

Details about the agenda: TBA

Registration

Memorial stone, Bezirkssporthalle
Bahnhofstraße/Schlossstraße
Oberösterreich
12:00

Commemorative event at the memorial stone at the site of the former Vöcklabruck-Wagrain satellite camp

Flowers are laid before the memorial stone.

Amstetten
Eisenreichdornach wayside shrine
access via Schabfeldstrasse
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier Amstetten/Niederösterreich (C) MKÖ / T. Buchner
10:00

Wreath-laying in commemoration of the former satellite camp Amstetten

There will be a wreath-laying ceremony as well as ecumenical prayer.
Speeches: Christian HABERHAUER, mayor of the city of Amstetten, representatives of MKÖ and of the state of Lower Austria, representatives of Amicale de Mauthausen (Belgium), cultural and musical programme by Amstetten schools.

Melk
Melk Concentration Camp Memorial
Schießstattweg 2, Objekt 10
Niederösterreich
Wand der Namen in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Melk mit Blumen
10:30

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Melk satellite camp

Text contributions: Students of the Stiftsgymnasium Melk
Musical arrangement: Music Middle School Melk
The memorial service is also the opening of the street art project "Handreichung".

Gleisdorf
Memorial
Rathausplatz
Steiermark
Gedenkfeier Gleisdorf Steiermark © MKÖ/Seereiter Wolfgang
10:30 - 11:30

Commemoration ceremony at the Rathausplatz memorial

Details about the agenda: TBA

Steyr
Concentration Camp Memorial
Haagerstraße
Oberösterreich
KZ-Denkmal in Steyr
17:30

"Law and Justice in National Socialism" - Liberation ceremony at the site of former Steyr satellite camp

Welcome: Karl RAMSMAIER - Mauthausen Committee Steyr

Details about the agenda: TBA

Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Wiener Neudorf
Concentration Camp Memorial Wiener Neudorf at Park der Erinnerung
Eumigweg/Palmersstraße
Niederösterreich
00:00

Wreath laying at the Concentration Camp memorial

Details about the agenda: TBA

Lenzing
Memorial stone in Pettighofen
Agerstraße
Oberösterreich
Denkmal/Gedenkstein in Lenzing Oberösterreich © MKÖ/Bach
18:00

Liberation ceremony at the site of former Lenzing satellite camp

with Eva Maria HOLZLEITNER, Member of the National Council

Registration

Lichtspiele Lenzing
Hauptplatz 6
Oberösterreich
19:30

Film screening "Kreis der Wahrheit - Verity Circle"

The life story of the sisters Helga and Elisabeth. A time travel from hell to light.

Registration

Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Zipf/Vöcklabruck
Memorial in Zipf
Langwies 48
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier am Ort des ehemaligen KZ-Außenlagers Redl-Zipf © MKÖ / B. Dressler
18:00

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Redl-Zipf satellite camp

The memorial service will take place in Zipf with the participation of ARGE Schlier and pupils from Mittelschule Neukirchen an der Vöckla and Mittelschule Timelkam.

Registration

Vienna
Heldenplatz
Wien
Festival of Joy © Wenzel
19:30

Festival of Joy

In memoriam of the victims and with joy about the liberation from the Nazis' rule of terror, the MKÖ is organising the Festival of Joy 2024 for the twelfth time. This year's Festival of Joy is dedicated to the thematic focus "Law and Justice in National Socialism".

Over the past eleven years, numerous visitors and virtual participants from Austria and abroad have sent a strong signal for the establishment of a worthy commemoration of 8 May as Liberation Day at the Festival of Joy.

Sunday, 12 May 2024
Gallneukirchen
Memorial for Peace
Anton-Riepl-Straße/Gallneukirchner Straße
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier beim Mahnmal für den Frieden © Huber
18:30

Commemoration at the Memorial for Peace

The commemoration in Gallneukirchen is organised under the theme "Humans- Rights". Everyone has the right to be recognised as having legal capacity everywhere (Art. 6 of the UN Convention on Human Rights).

Registration

Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Villach
Denkmal der Namen
Widmanngasse 35
Kärnten
18:00

Annual commemoration ceremony in Villach, at the "Denkmal der Namen" (engl. Memorial of Names)

The Austrian writer and essayist Antonio FIAN will give the commemorative speech.

Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Großraming
Details about the venue: TBA
Oberösterreich
09:00

Excursion to Hartheim Castle education and memorial centre

Linz
Chapel of the University College of Education Diocese of Linz
Salesianumweg 3
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier-Linz-Oberösterreich © MKÖ/Weidinger
19:00

"Lichtblicke" - Geh!Denk!Feier! in Linz

by students of the 4th grade at the Adalbert-Stifter-Praxismittelschule in memoriam of the former Linz II satellite camp

Thursday, 16 May 2024
Attnang-Puchheim
Memorial near the train station
Oberösterreich
Denkmal Bahnhof Attnang-Puchheim
18:30

Wreath laying at the Concentration Camp memorial at Attnang-Puchheim train station

Registration

Kinosaal
Mitterweg
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier in Attnang-Puchheim
19:15

Commemoration at the Attnang-Puchheim cinema

Participants in the memorial service: ORG of the Franciscan Sisters Vöcklabruck, Vocational School
Attnang-Puchheim, accordion orchestra "musica accordis"
Memorial speakers: Franz VRANITZKY, former federal chancellor

Registration

Thursday, 23 May 2024
Präbichl
Skiarena Präbichl
Eisenstraße
Steiermark
17. Lebensmarsch in Präbichl
09:45

17th March of Life in memory of the 250 Hungarian Jews who died in 1945

As part of the project "Human rights and democracy as lived everyday culture" for Upper Styrian communities, the 17th March of Life is being organised. We commemorate the 250 Hungarian Jews who died in 1945 and set off together along their path.

The meeting point is at 9.45 a.m. in the Präbichl ski arena. At 10 a.m. the March of Life will begin via the Almhäuser to the memorial (approx. half an hour's walk).

Please bring a fist-sized stone in memory of the victims. Warm clothing and rain gear are recommended.

Eisenerz
Memorial Präbichl
Passhöhe Präbichl
Steiermark
11:00

Commemoration at the memorial

in memory of the 250 Hungarian Jews who died in 1945.

Friday, 24 May 2024
Weyer-Dipoldsau
Memorial Dipoldsau
Anger
Oberösterreich
Gedenkstätte Dipoldsau/Weyer, Foto: Jakob Gsöllpointner
16:00

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Dipoldsau satellite camp

Details about the agenda: TBA

Friday, 31 May 2024
Neumarkt
Schloss Lind/das ANDERE heimatmuseum
St. Marein 28
Steiermark
Schloss Lind das ANDERE heimatmuseum © MKÖ
20:00

Liberation ceremony at the site of former Lind Castle satellite camp

Literature & Music: Angelika HAGEN and Andreas SCHREIBER
Angelika HAGEN presents her and Joanna NITTENBERG's book "FLUCHT IN DIE FREIHEIT. Österreichische Juden in Palästina und Israel". The evening will be accompanied by a specially developed music programme of classical music, jazz and free improvisation by Angelika HAGEN and Andreas SCHREIBER.

Sunday, 2 June 2024
Wien-Floridsdorf
Memorial plaque
Hopfengasse 12
Wien
Befreiungsfeier Wien-Floridsdorf © Andreas Schwantner
00:00

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Floridsdorf satellite camp

The memorial service starts at the memorial plaque in Hopfengasse and ends at the memorial stone at the Floridsdorf District Museum.

Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Ebensee
Contemporary History Museum & Concentration Camp Memorial Ebensee
Kirchengasse 5
Oberösterreich
19:00

Book presentation at Contemporary History Museum Ebensee

Georg Friedrich HAAS: "Durch vergiftete Zeiten, Memoiren eines Nazibuben" (In toxic times; memoirs of a Nazi boy)

Saturday, 8 June 2024
Loiblpass Strasse
Tunnel portal Loibl - North, former forecourt of the Customs office
Kärnten
Gedenkstätte Loibl-Nord © Manfred Morokutti
09:00

International Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Loibl North satellite camp

The commemoration ceremony follows the tradition of trying to anchor this long "forgotten" satellite camp in Carinthia’s and Austria’s cultural memory. Mauthausen Committee Carinthia/Koroška feels a moral duty towards the victims of Loiblpass concentration camps, to tell the story of their suffering and dying, but also to preserve their story of courageous resistance and survival with honour.

Details about the agenda: TBA

Memorial Loibl-Süd
Slowenien
Gedenstätte des ehemaligen KZ-Außenlagers Loibl-Süd © MKÖ
11:00

International Liberation ceremony at the site of former Loibl South satellite camp

Details about the agenda: TBA

Friday, 28 June 2024
Klagenfurt
Domplatz
Karfreitstraße
Kärnten
18:00

"Svobodni! Liberated! A festival in honour of resistance"

Memorial Kärnten/Koroška invites you to a festival on Klagenfurt Cathedral Square.

Details about the agenda: TBA

Saturday, 29 June 2024
Bretstein
Memorial for Bretsteingraben satellite camp
Bretsteingraben 16
Steiermark
Gedenkfeier am Ort der Gedenkstätte KZ-Außenlager Bretsteingraben © Katja Heiden
11:00

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Bretstein satellite camp

Details about the agenda: TBA

Monday, 1 July 2024
Goldegg
Schloss Goldegg, Kemenatensaal
Hofmark 1
Salzburg
19:30

"My father, the deserter"

Conversation with Peter PIRKER, Reinhold BILGERI and Erhard GASSNER as part of the commemorative days "80 years of the 'Storming of Goldegg-Weng'"

Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Goldegg
Memorial stone for the Goldegg deserters
Hofmark
Salzburg
Gedenkstein für die Goldegger Deserteure © MKÖ/Chalupny
17:00

Commemoration at the Memorial stone for the Goldegg deserters

Details about the agenda: TBA

Haus Einklang
Hofmark 150
Salzburg
20:00

"Sturmzeit" - music and texts by and about Jura Soyfer

with Sabine HANK, Reinhold BILGERI and Michael KÖHLMEIER, among others

Sunday, 21 July 2024
Weidenburg
Promoser Alm/Gedenkkapelle
Kärnten/Friaul (Italien)
Bergkapelle Promoser Alm © Hannes Guggenberger, ÖAV Sektion Obergailtal-Lesachtal
05:00

Commemorative walk "Summer 1944 - Paths of remembrance"

On the 80th anniversary of the massacre of the civilian population by the Nazis and fascists on the ital. Carnic Mountain pastures we hike to the memorial chapel on the Promoser Alm/Cra. Promosio and on to Timau.

The trail leads via the Bischofalm, a section of the Carnic High Mountain Trail and the Kronhofer Törl to the Promoser Alm - Malga di Pramosio (Italy). We commemorate the innocent victims at the alpine chapel. After a refreshment stop at the mountain hut, we descend to Timau, from where the AV bus or a taxi will take us back to the starting point.

Ascent: 1100 metres, descent: 1000 metres, meeting point: Weidenburg fire station at 5:00 a.m.
What is important: This is a long and steep hike. Adequate gear and fitness are required!
Register via telephone and bring valid ID! Organisation: Hannes Guggenberger: +43 660 350 32 71

Saturday, 21 September 2024
Greifenburg
Memorial for the victims of National Socialism
Bahnhofstraße
Kärnten
Gedenkfeier-Greifenburg-Kaernten-copyright-MKOE
17:00

Commemoration ceremony at the memorial for the victims of National Socialism

Commemoration of those the Nazi era persecuted in the Oberes Drautal

Sunday, 29 September 2024
St. Pantaleon
Memorial Weyer camp
Moosachstraße 18
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier in St. Pantaleon, Oberösterreich MKÖ © Karl Traintinger
17:00

Commemoration ceremony for the victims of St. Pantaleon-Weyer NS-camp

with wreath-laying

Tuesday, 1 October 2024
Alkoven
Alkoven/Schloss Hartheim
Schloßstraße 1
Oberösterreich
Schloss Hartheim © Manfred Scheucher
00:00

Commemoration ceremony for the victims of Nazi euthanasia at Hartheim Castle

Details about the agenda: TBA

Friday, 4 October 2024
Ternberg
Pfarrbaracke
Spielfeldstraße 1
Oberösterreich
Gedenkfeier in Ternberg © Haijes
18:30

Commemoration ceremony at the site of former Ternberg satellite camp

in memoriam of the victims of National Socialism

The commemoration is intended to show that young people in Upper Austria know how to deal sensitively with the past of memorial sites. In addition, the commitment to respect and honour human dignity and human rights should also be demonstrated. Together, we want to set an example!

The memorial room is open for viewing from 5 p.m.

Registration

Saturday, 26 October 2024
Klagenfurt
Annabichl Cemetery
Flughafenstraße 7
Kärnten
Gedenkfeier Annabichl Kärnten MKÖ Foto © Klaus Holler
10:00

Commemoration ceremony for the victims for a free Austria

The commemoration ceremony takes place in memory of the victims of the Nazi terror regime in Carinthia.

Reichraming
National Park Visitors' Center Ennstal
Eisenstraße 75
Oberösterreich
11:00

Vernissage "Hartheimkünstler"

Thursday, 31 October 2024
Goldegg
Goldegg Castle
Hofmark 1
Salzburg
00:00

Laying of stumbling stones at Goldegg Castle

Friday, 1 November 2024
Hinterbrühl
Gedenkstätte
Johannesstraße 16-32
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier zu Allerheiligen in Hinterbrühl © MKÖ
18:00

Commemoration ceremony on All Saints Day

Saturday, 2 November 2024
Pichl bei Wels
Pfarrkirche
Pfarrplatz 1
Oberösterreich
Pfarrkirche Pichl bei Wels © Kranzl-Greinecker
19:00

Requiem in the parish church

In memory the children of the "Fremdvölkisches Kinderheim" at Etzelsdorf Castle.

Church cemetery
Pfarrplatz 1
Oberösterreich
Gedenkstätte Friedhof Pichl bei Wels © Kranzl-Greinecker
20:00

Memorial for the victims of the "Fremdvölkisches Kinderheim" at Etzelsdorf Castle

The memorial speech will be held by Gabriella HAUCH, University of Vienna.

Friday, 8 November 2024
Großraming
Landesmusikschule
Kirchenplatz 3
Oberösterreich
19:00

Vernissage "Hartheimkünstler"

Landesmusikschule
Kirchenplatz 3
Oberösterreich
19:30

Film screening "Im Museum/T4 - Hartheim 1"

Director and screenplay: Werner KOFLER

Saturday, 16 November 2024
Lackenbach
Memorial for Roma und Sinti
Ritzingerstraße 2
Burgenland
Gedenkstätte Lackenbach © Kulturverein österreichischer Roma
11:00

Commemoration ceremony

Rally and wreath-laying ceremony in memory of the Roma and Sinti murdered by the National Socialists in front of the memorial for Roma and Sinti in Lackenbach.

On 23 November 1940, the Lackenbach satillite camp, known by the Nazis as the "Gypsy camp", was set up in a former estate. Of the 4,000 Roma and Sinti interned there, 2,000 were deported to the Łódź/Litzmannstadt ghetto in autumn 1941 and murdered. Only 300 to 400 prisoners survived the liberation by Soviet troops in April 1945.

Tuesday, 31 December 2024
Hinterbrühl
Gedenkstätte
Johannesstraße 16-32
Niederösterreich
Gedenkfeier zum Jahreswechsel in Hinterbrühl, Niederösterreich
18:00

Commemoration ceremony on the turn of the year