“Far removed. Austria and Auschwitz” is the title of a new Austrian national exhibition opened on 4 October in Block 17 at the former German Nazi Auschwitz I camp.
Events commemorating the 81st anniversary of this event took place under the National Patronage of Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland as well as the Honorary Patronage of Prof. dr hab. Piotr Gliński, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sports. Upon the decision of the Polish Sejm, 14 June is commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance of German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps Victims.
Children in the camp constituted the theme of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, on January 27 the events commemorating the anniversary were exceptionally held not at the Memorial Site, but online.
Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award for „Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” exhibition
The exhibition prepared jointly by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz Memorial has received the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award. It is the most prestigious European award in the heritage field.
The virtual tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial includes over 200 high-quality panoramic photographs. The images present the site of the former camp, historical descriptions, witness accounts, archival documents and photographs, artworks and objects related to the history of the camp.