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The Mauthausen Memorial and the European Observatory on Memories commemorate the 70th anniversary of camp liberation

More than 200,000 people were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp until it was liberated on 5 May 1945.

More than 200,000 people were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp until it was liberated on 5 May 1945.

21/09/2015

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The Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial and the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) of the UB Solidarity Foundation organise an International colloquium to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

 

The 7th Mauthausen Memorial Dialogue Forum takes place on 21 and 22 September at the headquarters of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial (KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen), in Austria. Entitled, “Liberation: between the historical moment and an endless process”, the colloquium is one of the activities included in the collaboration agreement signed by the EUROM and the Austrian Ministry of the Interior last April. During two days, more than fifteen experts will contribute to examining the term “liberation” in order to consider if it can be applied to other major conflicts in which hundreds of thousands of people died and those who survived suffered physical injuries and emotional damage.

More than 200,000 people were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp since its creation in August 1938 until it was liberated by the U.S. Army on 5 May 1945. One of the prisoners was the Catalan photographer Francesc Boix, author of the images that illustrate the atrocities committed in the camp. According to records, Mauthausen was where 7,347 Republicans out of a total of 8,964 Spanish prisoners were sent between 1940 and 1945; 59% of them died before the camp was liberated.

 

The forum also includes the exhibition “Where should we have gone after the liberation? Waypoints: Displaced persons after 1945”. Organised by the International Tracing Service (ITS) Bad Arolsen, the exhibition attracts visitors’ attention to the fates of survivors of Nazi persecution, Holocaust and forced labour at concentration and death camps.

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