The country's central commemoration session will take place as an online event and on site with guests if the pandemic situation permits. The focus is on the eyewitness account by the French anthropologist Monique Levi-Strauss, who was born as Monique Roman in Belgium in 1926 and now lives in Paris. As a Jewish youth, Monique lived in Nazi Germany from the ages of 13 to 19. Against all odds, she graduated from high school in Prüm in the Eifel. As an intern at the hospital in Weimar, she witnessed how hundreds of French prisoners in Buchenwald concentration camp were denied life-saving medical care. Meanwhile, Monique's family, hidden in the vineyards near Bingen, waited for the Allies to liberate them. Her memoirs were published in German in 2021 by the Scientific Book Society, titled "Im Rachen des Wolfes".
The event is attended by State Parliament President Hendrik Hering, Prime Minister Malu Dreyer, and young people from the Regino-Gymnasium Prüm.
Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
Time: 10:30–12:00 (CET)
Venue: State Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate
Livestreamed on www.landtag.rlp.de