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10th Anniversary of
Marcel Callo´s Beatification

Beatified October 4, 1987 (The Vatican)
* December 6, 1921 (Rennes, France)
+ March 19, 1945 (KZ Mauthausen-Gusen)

Marcel Callos´ Entry to Mauthausen Death Book

October 4th & 5th, 1997

Mauthausen - St.Georgen/Gusen - St. Florian/Linz

Invitation Poster prepared by local artist Ingrid Steininger 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:

Furthermore; 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.

The Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 4, 1997

09:15 a.m.

Former Wienergraben Stone-Quarry

At the Quarry Steps
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

Entering former KZ Mauthausen Entrance Gate
Opening statements by

Guided visit to the KZ Mauthausen Memorial Exhibition

11.45 a.m.

Inside KZ Mauthausen Museum -Chapel
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.
At the KZ Gusen Memorial Beyond former KZ Gusen I Entrance Gate


14.30 p.m.

Langenstein - Sportsfield

On the bridge of former KZ Gusen railway
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
New Marcel Callo road-sign Former Main Entrance to BERGKRISTALL

Commemorational religious ceremony

17.00 p.m.

St. Florian Monastery

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:

Information credit:

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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)