5, 000 German Youths Honor Memory of Nazi Victims Killed in Camps
Menu JTA Search

5, 000 German Youths Honor Memory of Nazi Victims Killed in Camps

Download PDF for this date

Five thousand young persons, most of them members of West German trade unions, attended special memorial ceremonies this weekend for the victims who perished in the Dachau and Flossenburg concentration camps.

At the site of the Dachau camp, 2, 000 members of the Bavarian Youth section of the German Trade Unions walked in a silent procession to the former crematorium in which countless Jews died. A group of Jewish youth laid wreaths at the gravesides. In an address at the ceremony trade union leader Ludwig Rosenberg called on Germany’s youth never to forget what had happened. In Flossenburg, 3,000 young persons walked with lighted torches to the site of the former camp.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund