Fest der Freude 2024 (Festival of Joy 2024)
May 8 is a day of celebration for the end of Nazi rule in Europe and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of Nazi persecution and extermination policies.
On this day, the Mauthausen Committee Austria invites you to the "Fest der Freude" (Festival of Joy) on Vienna's Heldenplatz, which has long since become a tradition.
As every year, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra is an integral part of the festival.
Federal President Alexander van der Bellen will give the opening words.
The highlight of the "Fest der Freude" will be the speech by contemporary witness Rosa Schneeberger.