Dachau Tag

Ehemaliges KZ Dachau, Lagerstraße
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm / Maria Fischer • This is “the hand on the pulse of time”: During the European Soccer Championship, the Dachau Memorial offers guided tours on the subject of “Soccer in the Concentration Camp”; the exhibition in the discussion room / Church of Reconciliation is also dedicated to this topic. — At first glance, it is very difficult to make the mental connection between soccer and the inhuman system of concentration camps. However, photographs of prisoners playing soccer in the Dachau concentration camp were misused forRead More
WJT-PIlger aus Paraguay in der Kapelle des Karmel, KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm/mfi • There are only a few days left until World Youth Day in Lisbon; many of the young people who are on their way there are already at the diocesan days, on pilgrimage to Fatima, or visiting shrines and historic places in Europe. For a good 450 of the young pilgrims from the Schoenstatt Movement, a side trip will lead them to Schoenstatt during these days, and some would also like to get to know the Dachau concentration camp memorial. — On Sunday and MondayRead More
Mahnmal Dachau
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • Actually, the whole thing is quite synodal. So, it fits in Fulda and under the patronage of Bishop Dr. Michael Gerber. “When voices of times and Kentenich listen to each other,” was an intertitle in the announcement of the premiere in October 2022 in Schoenstatt. Listening to one another, that is synodal Church, that is synodal being Christians, that is what makes the Disney movie “Amen. Francis responds” (Amén. Francisco responde) so wonderfully provocative and so provocatively wonderful. — Sexual identity, abortion, migration, abuse, loss ofRead More
Mahnmal Dachau
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm • After the great reception of the event held at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on September 3rd, the anniversary of the death of Fr. Albert Eise, a meeting was again offered on Saturday, November 5th at the request of more interested people. Fifteen people of different ages and nationalities – among them several Schoenstatters – came to visit the concentration camp, despite the drizzle and the cold. — The group was interested in this place of remembrance, the concentration camp memorial – for someRead More
Santuario de Santa Cruz do Sul
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • Since last August there is a shrine (once a shrine, always a shrine) with a glass door and windows in Brazil. Since the old stained glass windows were removed, we can say that the current ones are simply made of glass. — To know what is happening in the life of the Schoenstatt Movement throughout the world is a necessity and a grace. To be able to feel the beating of the heart of the life that springs from the more than 200 shrines thatRead More
bolsas de caridad
ECUADOR, María Fischer • Actually, they have long been pilgrims, part of Schoenstatt’s popular and pilgrimage movement. They come to the Shrine (at least) once a month or perhaps more often, some even every Sunday. They seek an encounter with God, with Mary, the Mother of Grace, who is also the Bread Mother, as Father Joseph Kentenich made clear in the Dachau concentration camp. There, during the time of famine, he pointed out that as a mother, she not only cares for the spiritual well-being of her children, but alsoRead More
Dachau Gedenktag
GERMANY, Sr. M. Elinor Grimm / Maria Fischer •  At a church service on the grounds of the Dachau concentration camp memorial site on Sunday, June 12, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasized the importance of remembrance and commemoration. In his sermon in the Todesangst-Christi-Kapelle, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising emphasized: “Such a day of remembrance is not only important historically, but also to learn something about our world and to learn something about our faith. That’s Dachau: a place to reassure ourselves about the journey we are on, as humanRead More
Dachau
GERMANY, Dachau Memorial Pastoral Care / Sr. M. Elinor Grimm •  Due to coronavirus measures, it is only possible to visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial on a limited basis. But there are some good apps that allow virtual tours. I would like to refer to the memorial app about the clergy and the ARt app. — A memorial app is now available for the almost 2,800 clergy of various denominations (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim), most of whom were in the Dachau concentration camp from 1940 onwards. InRead More
Dachau
GERMANY, Sister M. Elinor Grimm / Maria Fischer • “Dachau – the significance of this name cannot be erased from German history. It stands for all the concentration camps that the National Socialists built in their area of control,” said the publicist Eugen Kogon, who himself was imprisoned for several years in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Dachau cannot be erased from Schoenstatt’s history either, as Fr. Joseph Kentenich and several Schoenstatt priests were imprisoned there. Visits to the Dachau Memorial are hard and necessary in order not to idyllize orRead More
Dachau
GERMANY, Maria Fischer • The first important step within the long-term “New Concept for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial” is the production of a new documentary film to be shown in the cinema hall of the main exhibition of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. “Dachau Concentration Camp” is an overview film on the history of Dachau Concentration Camp and its aftermath from 1945 to the present day, which will be shown in the main exhibition of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. — The new film by Maya Schweizer, BenjaminRead More