DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Day of rememberance in German football

Since 2004 clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 have taken part in the "Day of rememberance in German fooball". (Photo: DFL/Getty Images/Sebastian Widmann)

24 January 2020 – On Matchdays 19 and 20 of the 2019-20 season, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 will remember all those who were discriminated, displaced and murdered under the Nazi regime. On the 27 January of each year since 2004, German professional football has marked the memorial day for the liberation of the survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp 75 years ago by commemorating the victims of the holocaust.

The “!Nie wieder” initiative, which has adopted this message from the survivors of the former concentration camp at Dachau, has received support from DFL and the DFL Foundation for many years and aims to tackle racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism. The group comprises individuals, fan groups and fan projects, clubs, associations and institutions from the football industry. The joint goal of the “Day of rememberance in German football” is to contribute to a living culture of remembrance and to stand up for a respectful and considerate society.