11 April

Commemoration in the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

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Musical opening
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Overture to ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’

Bodo Ramelow
Prime Minister of the Free State of Thuringia

Commemorative speech
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Musical interlude
Ondrej Volráb:
‘Under a Strange Sky’
(‘Pod cizim nebem’)
Premiere, score completed
in Buchenwald on 4 September 1944

Testimony and legacy
Éva Fahidi-Pusztai, Budapest
Survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald

Alex Hacker, Toronto
Survivor of Flossenbürg, Mittelbau-Dora
and Bergen-Belsen

Future of remembrance
Christine Lieberknecht
Deputy Chairwoman of
Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e. V.

Katharina Friedek
Chairwoman of Jugend für Dora e. V.

Musical conclusion
Song of Buchenwald
Music: Hermann Leopoldi
Lyrics: Fritz Löhner-Beda

Music performed by the Staatskapelle Weimar
conducted by Dominik Beykirch.

The livestream is provided in the languages: German (original), German with subtitles, English, French, Polish, Russian and Hebrew.

Commemoration on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora concentration camps by the State Government of the Free State of Thuringia, the Thuringian State Parliament and the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar.

11:00 Uhr

Non-public event - Live stream via liberation.buchenwald.de