Delegator to the World Youth Festival in Vianna, visited Mauthausen concentration camp July 2, the largest Nazi-concentration camp situated in Austria, at which over 100,000 people were put to death during world war two.
TV. Camp site.
LV. Camp wall.
SCU. Barbed wire.
LV.PAN.Italian youth laying wreath.
SV. Wreath is layed.
LV. Israeli monument.
TV. Israeli youth with flag.
CU.PAN.From wreath to youths.
CU. Israeli badge.
LV. Tree is planted.
LV. Camp buildings.
SCU. Gas jet.
SV. Wire mesh over cell windows.
LV. Camp site.
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Background: Delegator to the World Youth Festival in Vianna, visited Mauthausen concentration camp July 2, the largest Nazi-concentration camp situated in Austria, at which over 100,000 people were put to death during world war two.
At the camp, where the death chambers can still be seen, five small trees, memorials presented by the youth of five Continents, were planted, and delegates from many nations laid wreaths at the plaque commemorating the camp's victims.
During the Festival, which is Communist-inspired, there have been clashes between the organisers and delegates carrying banners recalling Communist suppression in Hungary and Tibet. The Festival was boycotted by Austrian youth and student associations, and it remain is to be seen whether the organisers wish to repeat the experiment of holding the Festival in a "free" capital when they decide, this autumn, where the next event of the series is to be held. The Vienna Festival was due to end August 4.