Some activists of “Third Generation Buchenwald” attended this year’s 69th commemoration of Buchenwald’s liberation from inside and outside on April 11 (the actual day of the liberation/self-liberation) and April 13 (the Sunday is always the day of the big commemoration ceremony). We attended guided tours, visited the museum, listened to survivors’ testimonies and met many people to exchange ideas about the future of memory. Last but not least, we had our first “info table” at the entrance of the memorial which was very well attended. People left us comments on why they are coming to Buchenwald. We will further report on these enriching exchanges on this blog and on Facebook.
During the commemoration of the International Committee of Buchenwald-Dora and Subcamps (IKBD) speeches were held by: