Snow Flower Memorial 2021 Cancelled!
Event Cancellation of Snow Flower Memorial - New Date in One Year, on April 13th, 2022
In view of the current developments in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and the newly enacted regulations to contain it, and in responsibility for the health of all participants and visitors, the Snow Flower Commemoration planned for April 13th, 2021 will unfortunately not take place.
The event was intended as a remembrance of 1550 female forced laborers from Hungary and France who were sent on a deportation march from the Buchenwald concentration camp subdivision Markkleeberg to Theresienstadt ghetto 76 years ago on April 13th.
The suffering of the Hungarian Jewish women and French resistance fighters should not and must not be forgotten. Therefore, for next year, again on April 13th, we are planning a snowflower memorial walk, as already took place in 2015, when numerous people walked together the first eight kilometres of the path of suffering – along the way musicians played the songs that gave courage to the women in the camp, and speakers read the names of every single prisoner.
We sincerely thank all the volunteers, musicians and speakers who were willing to carry on the memory of the women this year, and we combine this with the hope for their support also in 2022.
On May 27th and 29th, 2021, there will be two extra readings from the “Schneeblumen” paperback as part of the “Leipzig liest extra” literary festival. This book was written by a survivor of the Buchenwald subcamp Markkleeberg, Zahava Szász Stessel. In it she describes suffering, hunger, despair and death in the camp, but also that hope and humanity could not be defeated – like snow flowers under the ice.
More information here / Leipzig, 07.04.2021
Snow Flower Memorial Walk 2015
You can see a reviewhere.
Snowflower commemoration 2020
You can see the video here.