Commemoration April 2014

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.

Information  was handed out in Russian, English, French and German

Information was handed out in Russian, English, French and German

We come from all over the world!

We come from all over the world!

During the commemoration of the International Committee of Buchenwald-Dora and Subcamps (IKBD) speeches were held by:

Bertrand Herz  // President of the IKBD
Floréal Barrier // Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Ed Carter-Edwards  // Veteran of the Canadian air force inmates of Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Elling Kvamme // former Norwegian inmate of Buchenwald Concentration Camp
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