AUSTRIA: ‘ THOUSANDS MARK LIBERATION OF MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP ‘

Re-blog from Ace News Services.

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#AceNewsReport – Austria:May.10: Thousands of people have marked the liberation of Austria’s Mauthausen concentration camp by US troops 70 years ago. More than 50 survivors of Austria’s largest concentration camp attended the ceremony.

Austrian political leaders and foreign dignitaries joined more than 22,000 people on Sunday to commemorate the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp by the US Army in 1945.

An ecumenical church service at the former camp site opened the day’s ceremonies.

President Heinz Fischer and Chancellor Werner Faymann were among those in attendance at this year’s special 70th anniversary commemoration.

Protestant bishop Michael Bunker told those in attendance to “never forget the victims.”

Bunker used his sermon to say that the message of freedom, human dignity and human rights can not and must not be silenced.

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