MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

A new perspective for education at the Memorial. Adaptation work has been completed at the new seat of the Education Center.

04-10-2019
The project for the conversion of the historical building of the so-called Old Theatre into the new seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was officially completed on 3 October after several years of efforts and more than two years of construction and conservation work.

“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites...” - post-conference publication

27-09-2019
“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites. Current Status and Future Prospects” is a new publication by the Auschwitz Museum. It is a summary of the international conference which was held in Oświęcim on 10-12 November 2018.

Volunteers of the Memorial honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten... ”

04-07-2019
At the 72nd anniversary of creation of the Museum at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting voluntary work at the Memorial were honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten...”. Among them there were persons from Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, the United States, Japan.

Seminar in collaboration with the academic centre for oral history in Voronezh

01-05-2019
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust has organised for the seventh time, in cooperation with the Academic Centre for Oral History in Voronezh, a seminar for teachers and educators from Russia entitled “Auschwitz - history and symbol” The project, which took place between 15 and 18 April 2019, involved 22 people from different Russian cities.

ICEAH seminar in Ukraine for Polish teachers and educators

08-04-2019
"Studying the Holocaust for the development of an atmosphere of tolerance" is the title of a seminar addressed to Polish educators, held on 24-29 March 2019 in the Dniepr and Kiev. It was attended by 22 people, teachers and guide (educators) of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
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The Auschwitz experience in the art of prisoners

The Auschwitz experience in the art of prisoners

The exhibition entitled “The Auschwitz experience in the art of prisoners” presents the fate of the victims of the largest German concertation and extermination camp KL Auschwitz, presented through the works of those who survived. Terrible living conditions, worrisome starvation and continuous tiredness due to exhausting long-lasting work were the inherent element of the camp existence, accompanied by beating and constant humiliation. In their works, the former prisoners – artists – decided to make an attempt at presentation of this hell on earth prepared by the German Nazis.

Scenario and choice of materials: Agnieszka Sieradzka.
Project and graphic design: Elżbieta Pietruczuk, Jerzy Pietruczuk.

Technical information:

The Museum has exhibitions in the following languages: Polish and English.
The exhibition consist of 24 roll-up’s in the format 100x200 cm with a weight of 4,5 kg. Each roll-up is packed in a bag with a handle.