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Knowledge dissemination, especially to young people, is an important part of the work of Mauthausen Committee Austria (MKÖ). On 8 August 2018, in remembrance of the construction of CC Mauthausen 80 years ago and as a warning, Mauthausen Committee launched the Mauthausen Satellites App with information, photos and videos about the history of the camps and their survivors. An important mission of Mauthausen Committee is to teach young people history with interactive and innovative methods.

Betonturm-KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen. Copyright: MKÖ/CIM-Baumgartner

Severe interference includes encumbering access to many monuments, the complete closure of the Stairway of Death, and the insensitive construction of a concrete tower in the middle of the concentration camp memorial.

In an open letter, the mayors of the Consciousness Region Mauthausen – Gusen – St. Georgen directed an important appeal to Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. This is the translated body of the letter: