The 8th of May marks the day where World War II officially ended in Europe. For that occasion the Mauthausen Committee Austria organizes the annual Festival of Joy. Not only do they celebrate the liberation from the Nazi rule, but also commemorate the millions who were prosecuted and murdered under the regime.
This year’s theme is ‘Political Resistance’, which is still quite relevant in current times. On the programme are various speeches, a short film screening and a live concert by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Sun. 08th May
Recommended if you like:
political awareness, standing up for what’s right, paying tribute, not letting history repeat itself