Program Memorial and Liberation Ceremonies

The implementation of the planned commemoration and liberation ceremonies depends on the development of the Covid-19 virus and the official requirements.

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Sunday, 10. May 2020
Virtual youth commemoration
MKÖ Online channels
Virtual youth commemoration of the 75th anniversary-copyright

Virtual youth commemoration on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp.

On streaming the youth commemoration ceremony

Virtual Ecumenical Service
MKÖ Online Kanäle
10:15 - 10:45

Virtual Ecumenical Service

For streaming

Virtual International Liberation Ceremony; ORF III
Virtual International Liberation Ceremony 2020
11:00 - 12:00

Virtual International Liberation Ceremony 2020 “Humanity without borders”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the federal government to mitigate it, it is not possible to carry out the International Liberation Ceremony in its usual form. Therefore a Virtual International Liberation Ceremony 75 years after the liberation will take place with statements by witnesses, video contributions and music.

We will start the Virtual International Liberation Ceremony with an international greeting and the reading of the Mauthausen Oath in different languages. After welcoming by MKÖ chairman Willi MERNYI and the words of CIM President Guy DOCKENDORF, there will be video statements on the thematic focus "Humanity without borders" by survivors and representatives from different countries, reports on liberation and working for a "Never Again"-framed by musical contributions. Mercedes ECHERER and Konstanze BREITEBNER accompany us through the virtual liberation ceremony.

For streaming;

Virtual commemoration of the Mauthausen perspective

For the first time in the history of our association we are confronted with the fact that the liberation celebration in Mauthausen has to take place in a different form than usual. The Mauthausen Committee Austria, in close cooperation with the Comité International de Mauthausen, has decided to organize a virtual International Liberation Celebration in 2020 with contemporary witness statements, video contributions and music. The Mauthausen perspective contributes to this. The perspective makes visible boundless humanity at various locations in Mauthausen. Through flowers, texts, statements and songs. Live on the anniversary of the liberation, in the livestream and as video on the day of the liberation celebration.

To the live stream of the commemoration event

Saturday, 11. January 2020
Parish Church, St. Veit im Jauntal
Sankt Kanzian am Klopeiner See

Memorial service for Micej family

Thursday, 30. January 2020
Donausaal Mauthausen, Josef-Czerwenka-Straße 4
Burgtheater-Mauthausen-Oberoesterreich copyright MKOE/perpektive mauthausen

Political Theater

Wednesday, 5. February 2020
Monument for Peace, Anton-Riepl-Straße

Memorial at the local "Monument for Peace"
Topic: "Shadows of Life: Remembrance and Caveat"


Monument, Hauptstraße 3
Befreiungsfeier-Gallneukirchen-Oberoesterreich copyright MKOE/Rupert Huber

Memorial service at monument for euthanasia victims

School for social care professions, Haupstraße 5

"Shadows of Life: Remembrance and Caveat"

Stories, songs and discussions

Wednesday, 26. February 2020
Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg
PolitischerAschermittwoch-Wels-Oberoesterreich-copyright MKOE

Political Ash Wednesday with Gregor GYSI