7th Alpine Peace Crossing - Krimmler Tauern 2013
Krimml Peace Dialogue
& APC-Peace Hike Crossing
June 28th and 29th, 2013
Dedicated to all people world-wide who today find themselves forced to flee !
At the 6th APC 2012 the focus of the Krimml Peace Dialogue was put on the refugees from Tibet.
At the 7th APC 2013 the focus will be put on the general situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Austria. And we want to celebrate the 100th birthay of Marko Feingold. For the APC Peace Hike over the Krimmler Tauern we expect again more than 150 participants.
The full programme will be announced in spring 2013 on our homepage.
At this very moment, some 40 million people are displaced world-wide. Why? Because a political system persecutes them? Because the necessities of life are missing? Or simply as a result of pure fear and adversity?! Flight - Europe - Austria - We. Far removed, or very close?!
Once before, a small piece of world history has taken place in Krimml. In 1947, 5,000 Jewish refugees were embarking on a particulary difficult and arduous path to freedom: over the Krimmler Tauern pass.
In the post-war period, the most prevalent watchword of the day was: "“just look the other way!" But there were also people who did not look the other way. They saw the destitution and despair of these people without a home, and found themselves compelled to do but one thing: HELP! One of the "beacons" of this time was: Liesl Geisler - Scharfetter, the innkeeper of the Krimmler Tauernhaus, the "mother" of the refugees.
In order to commemorate the events of now over 60 years ago, Salzburg born Ernst Löschner started the initiative "Alpine Peace Crossing", which is dedicated to all refugees worldwide.
In 2007 the first Krimml Peace Dialogue took place and also the first Commemorative Crossing over the Krimmler Tauern, step-by-step on the same route of the refugees in 1947. Jointly with the village of Krimml as organizer, the Krimml Peace Dialogue and the APC Peace Hike are taking place annually. For us this is a message of peace. We appeal to all people to help those who have been compelled to flee.