Commemoration Ceremony at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp

More+Events ♦ Published: May 6, 2019; 17:29 ♦ (Vindobona)

Memorial Day against Violence and Racism for the Victims of National Socialism and Liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp on 5 May 1945, where 100,000 people were murdered.

Heinrich Himmler, main architect of the Holocaust, visiting Mauthausen in June 1941. Himmler is talking to Franz Ziereis, camp commandant. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Bundesarchiv, Bild 192-308 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (]

More than 9000 guests commemorated the liberation of the concentration camp by US troops at the beginning of May 1945 in the Mauthausen Memorial.

Austria was represented by Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, Minister of Education Heinz Faßmann, State Secretary Karoline Edtstadler and Upper Austrian Governor Thomas…