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This year, the Festival of Joy will once again take place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus being "Destroyed Diversity".

This diversity will also be reflected in our programme for this year’s virtual Festival of Joy.

The highlight will be a speech held by contemporary witness Katja Sturm-Schnabl.

On Heldenplatz, there will be a symbolic memorial event with quotes and photos of survivors as well as excerpts from the Mauthausen oath sworn by the survivors in several languages.

The Festival of Joy will be streamed internationally on the online channels of the Mauthausen Committee Austria and on ORF III.

Festival of Joy "Destroyed Diversity" at a glance

Time: Saturday, 8 May 2021; 6:30 pm
Where: online at and ORF III



For further information, please contact the organiser, Mauthausen Committee Austria, at +43 (0)1/212 83 33 or e-mail us at

A special keepsake - "Festival of Joy bags"

You can order the bags for a donation at

Festival of joy bags