19/5/24 @ 10:00, 0 National Cemetery at the Small Fortress

A memorial event on the ocassion of the 79th anniversary of liberation to commemorate the victims of Nazi persecution

  • beginning at 10 a.m. at the National Cemetery in front of the Small Fortress
  • organizer: Terezín Memorial under the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic
  • co-organizers: Ústí nad Labem Region, the City of Terezín, the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Terezín Initiative

Terezin Commemoration Programme 2024

9.50 - 10.00 - Entry of the Honorary Unit of the Castle Guard and the Central Music of the  Czech Army to the National cemetery

10:00 - 10:40 - Laying wreaths at the National Cemetery

10:40 - 10:43 - Anthem of the Czech Republic - Edita Adlerová

10:43 - 10:46 - Opening remarks - Jan Roubínek, director of the Terezín Memorial

10:46 - 10:56 - Keynote Address - Marketa Pekarova Adamova, Speaker of the Chamber
of Deputies of the Czech Parliament

10:56 - 11:02 - Remarks from a Survivor - Dita Krausova, a survivor of the Terezín ghetto

11:02 - 11:07 - Christian prayer - Radek Jurnecka, vicar of the Diocese of Litomerice

11:07 - 11:12 - Jewish Prayer - Karol Efraim Sidon, Chief Rabbi of the Land

11:12 - 11:22 - Peallae cantantes Choir

11:22 - 11:25 - The end of the ordeal - Jan Roubínek, director of the Terezín Memorial

11:25 - 11:30 - Removal of the national flag and departure of the Honorary Unit of the Castle Guard

12:30 Terezín matinee in the foyer of the Small Fortress cinema
12:45 Ceremonial handover of the Torah scrolls from Šaľa, Slovakia, to the director of the Terezín Memorial, Jan Roubínek

The Small fortress will be open to the public from about 10:30, all admission will be free in all buildings of the Terezín Memorial. We cordially invite everyone.

Photos from the 2023 event here a here