ARBEITSKREIS FUER HEIMAT-, DENKMAL- UND GESCHICHTSPFLEGE ST.GEORGEN/GUSEN
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KZ Mauthausen-GUSEN Info-Pages
10th Anniversary of
Marcel Callo´s Beatification
Beatified October 4, 1987 (The Vatican)
* December 6, 1921 (Rennes, France)
+ March 19, 1945 (KZ Mauthausen-Gusen)
October 4th & 5th, 1997
Mauthausen - St.Georgen/Gusen - St. Florian/Linz
Several hundred pilgrims from France, Germany, Hungary and Austria followed
the invitation and came to the original sites of the late martyrdom of
MARCEL CALLO at MAUTHAUSEN, GUSEN and ST.GEORGEN/GUSEN.
The following official delegations commemorated Marcel and the many
other victims of Deportation, Holocaust and Mauthausen-Gusen:
- CAJ Osnabrueck, Thuringia,
- JOC France,
- KAB Augsburg, Bamberg, Erlangen, Regensburg-Weiden,
- PAX-CHRISTI Germany, etc.
Additionally, official commemorational addresses were sent by:
A sermon by The Bishop of Linz, Austria
(the diocese where the Mauthausen, Gusen, Ebensee, etc. concentration camps were)
was dedicated to Marcel Callo and the many other unknown victims of that complex
in a pontifical service on October 5, 1997.
Even a young lady that lives around the remnants of the
KZ Gusen II tunnels and that guides groups in the KZ Mauthausen
Memorial Museum dedicated her most personal impressions
of that week-end to this Marcel Callo pages.
- Marcel´s family with brother Jean CALLO and former comrades like
- Bishop Rtd. Mgr. Louis KUEHN,
- Rene Le TONGUEZE and
- Fernand MORIN (owner of the cross Marcel made of immortelles) together with
- Bishop KOCH and Ordinariatsrat Christoph HUEBENTHAL (Erfurt, Germany),
- Bishop Maximilian AICHERN (Linz, Austria),
- General-Vicarius Roger CHOPIN (Delegate of the Archbishop of Rennes, France),
- General-Vicarius Theo PAUL (Osnabrueck, Germany),
- Vice-Postulator Rosemarie PABEL (Germany),
- Verbandspraeses Konrad SEIDL (KAB Southern-Germany),
- Praesidiumsmitglied Wolfgang DEIXLER (PAX-CHRISTI, German unit),
- Sektions-Chef Dr. Wolf SZYMANSKI (Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior),
- Hofrat Hans MARSALEK (Oesterreichische Lagergemeinschaft Mauthausen and
survivor of KZ Mauthausen central camp),
- Sektions-Chef i.R. Dr. Hermann LEIN (Oesterreichische Lagergemeinschaft Mauthausen and
survivor of KZ Mauthausen central camp) and
- Mr. Leo KUHN (Oesterreichische Lagergemeinschaft Mauthausen and
survivor of KZ Mauthausen-Ebensee concentration camp)
The Calendar of Events
Saturday, October 4, 1997
- 09:15 a.m.
- Former Wienergraben Stone-Quarry
- Welcome and introduction with official address of Amicale Francaise de Mauthausen
- Joint walk to KZ Mauthausen Memorial Museum
- 10.30 a.m.
- Former KZ Mauthausen - Entrance Gate
- Opening statements by
- General-Vicarius Ahammer,
- Rosemarie Pabel (Vice-Postulator),
- Sektionschef Dr. Wolf Szymanski and
- Hofrat Marsalek
- Guided visit to the KZ Mauthausen Memorial Exhibition
- 11.45 a.m.
- KZ Mauthausen Museum - Chapel
- Commemorational religious ceremony dedicated to
all the victims of Holocaust and Deportation, Marcel Callo
and his exterminated compatriots
with prayers and poetry written by inmates in the
KZ Gusen I camp in 1940 and 1945 (Gustaw Przeczek and Jean Cayrol de l´académie Goncourt)
- 12.30 a.m.
- 14.30 p.m.
- Langenstein - Sportsfield
- Historical Excursion to authentic locations
of KZ Gusen I & II remnants
- 16.30 p.m.
- St.Georgen/Gusen - Remnants of BERGKRISTALL underground installations
- Dedication of "Marcel Callo commemorational path" to the pilgrims
by officials of the local municipality
- Commemorational religious ceremony
- 17.00 p.m.
- 20.00 p.m.
- St.Georgen/Gusen - Parish Center
- Meeting & Exchange between different groups/participants
Sunday, October 5, 1997
- 10.00 a.m.
- St. Florian/Linz - Monastery
- Festive Commemorational Service with Bishop Maximilian of Linz
All events were organized cooperatively by:
- Rosemarie Pabel, the Vice-Postulator for Marcel Callo in German-speaking countries, Germany
- The Diocese of Linz, Austria (KAJ and KAB)
- The KZ Mauthausen Memorial Museum, Austria
- The Municipality of St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria
- The Parish of St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria
- Rosemarie Pabel, Vice-Postulator for Marcel Callo, Germany
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Linz, Austria
- Parish of St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria
- Municipality of St. Georgen/Gusen, Austria
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Most recent updates of this page were made on
971101 by Rudolf A. HAUNSCHMIED,
Siegi Witzany-Durda and
Rosemarie Pabel, Vice-Postulator for Marcel Callo (Germany)