On Sunday (27 April) several hundred people gathered at the Dachau concentration camp just north of Munich in West Germany.
On Sunday (27 April) several hundred people gathered at the Dachau concentration camp just north of Munich in West Germany. They had come to mark the 30th anniversary of the camp's liberation by United States' armed forces in April 1945.
Some 200,000 people had been imprisoned in Dachau...40,000 of them perished in the camp which was opened in 1933.
But not all of the inmates were of Jewish extraction and Sunday's solemn memorial occasion was attended by representatives of the Catholic, Protestant as well as the Jewish faith.
The mourners had come from many countries, too: from Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, Jugoslavia, Israel, Britain and Germany itself.
There was also a special moment reserved for four girls who had died at Dachau. They were all members of the British Special Operations Executive working with the resistance in France. They were captured by the Nazis, brought to Dachau, tortured and shot. But they refused to give any information. On Sunday they were remembered by the placing of a plaque on the monument in Dachau which reads "Never Again" in many languages.