With a thematic focus and an impressive art project with the title “#eachnamematters,” the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial will commemorate the victims of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp system from May 4 to 6, 2022, and contrast mere numbers with individual names.
The projection, which will also be shown via livestream from May 4, 2022 10 AM to May 5, 2022 11:59 PM (CEST) in cooperation with Ars Electronica Home Delivery, will be accompanied by a social media campaign under the hashtag of the same name #eachnamematters.
Last year, the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial and Ars Electronica presented the #eachnamematters light installation for the first time. This year, all the names of victims of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp system known to date will be projected onto the outer wall of the Memorial Gusen in the municipality of Langenstein and read out. The projection on site will begin every day from May 4 to 6 after dark (around 8:30 p.m.) and continue until midnight.
The liberation of the former Mauthausen concentration camp on May 5, 1945 by the U.S. Army is a pivotal date and the final point of the years of Nazi terror that claimed the lives of 90,000 people in the Mauthausen concentration camp system.
Around the date of liberation on May 5, all people are called upon to share their memories, thoughts and impressions of individual biographies on social media under the hashtag #eachnamematters. Simply search for a biography (enter first name and/or last name in the search field) in the digital “Room of Names” at raumdernamen.mauthausen-memorial.org. The selected biography, preferably with personal words and thoughts, should then be posted under the hashtag #eachnamematters.
More info at www.mauthausen-memorial.org