Fest der Freude
On 8 May 2019, more than 10,000 people celebrated the end of Nazi terror with us at the Festival of Joy in Vienna. Here the millions who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis were also remembered. This also commemorates all those who rejected the Nazi claim to power, who resisted, and who fought with Allied troops for the liberation of Austria.
Save the date: 8 May 2020
Information on the Festival of Joy 2020 will be available here in the coming months. For urgent inquiries, contact 01/2128333.
Shaul Spielmann is a Holocaust survivor. He is still active today as an eyewitness and works especially with young people toward "Never Again".
Shaul was born in Vienna. He was arrested in Vienna in 1942 and deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Spielmann survived six concentration camps, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp and the Mauthausen concentration camp system. In May 1945 he was liberated by the US Army from what was for him the worst concentration camp: Gunskirchen. However, solidarity was of great importance for his survival and remains important today.