Monday, May 3, 2021: Commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Liberation

On Monday, 3 May 2021, you could watch the commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation live in German language here from 5 pm. 

The commemorative ceremony and the livestream have ended. This is a recording of the event in English translation.

Please see the recording (German version) here: Commemoration


Wreath ceremony


Welcome speech:
Oliver von Wrochem, Head of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial -> Text
Opening remarks:
Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg 
Maria Bering, Head of Department and Leader of the group “History, Memory” with the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media  -> Text
Karin Prien, Minister of Education, Science and Culture of the State in Schleswig-Holstein  -> Text
Livia Fränkel, survivor of the Neuengamme concentration camp  -> Text
Martine Letterie, President of the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme  -> Text


Erwin Schulhoff (1894- 1942) Marcia Funebre aus der Sonate Nr. 3
Dmitri Schostakowitsch (1906 – 1975):  Streichquartett Nr. 8 op. 110, 1. Satz: Largo „Dem Gedenken an die Opfer des Faschismus und des Krieges“
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 op. 102, 2. Satz: Andante