Every year, on the 3rd of May we commemorate the almost 7.000 victims of the bombing in the bay of Lübeck that happened on the 3rd of May 1945. Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 pandemic there is no possibility to have a commemoration with an audience. Only a silent commemoration will take place.
The city of Neustadt will livestream the commemoration on the 3rd of may at 10 AM. No guests are permitted around the “Ehrenfriedhof” during the silent commemoration. You can follow the commemoration here.
Translations of the commemoration event
Virtual Message of remembrance
After the livestream, you can discover the virtual message of remembrance by the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme for the commemoration on the 3rd May 2021 at the Cap Arcona monument in Neustadt in Holstein.
- Greeting word by Jean-Michel Gaussot, vice-president of the Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme
- Speech by Marian Hawling, former prisoner of the concentration camp Neuengamme and survivor of the bombing of the Cap Arcona
- Speech by Bernard Jeune, son of a French resistance fighter who died on the Cap Arcona