MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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.

International Summer Academy 2019 in English and German - Call for Participants

27-02-2019
The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust is opening the application session to participate in the 7th edition of the International Summer Academy. This English-speaking program will take place from 20 to 27 July 2019 and the German-speaking from 17 to 23 August 2019 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The seminar is addressed to teachers, educators, historians, employees of memorial sites, students and all those interested in the history of WWII and the Holocaust.

Educational challenges in authentic memorial sites

17-10-2018
The results of the three-year project “The Future of Auschwitz and the Holocaust Education in Authentic Memorial Sites” implemented by the Auschwitz Museum and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam were summarised during an international conference held at the Book Gallery in Oświęcim from 10-12 October.
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ICEAH – General Information

The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was established in 2005 and constitutes and integral part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Its activities include educating about the history of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. It teaches about the tragic fate of Jews, Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war as well as about the fate of all other groups of Victims incarcerated and murdered in Auschwitz.

The activities carried out by the Centre for Education are aimed at pupils and students as well as teachers and pedagogues and representatives of different professions, including also the groups of people “excluded” from the society. The Centre organizes among others study stays for the young, conferences, educational projects, trainings, courses, exhibitions as well as provides the access to self-education materials on the Internet.

The context of Auschwitz makes it possible to take a closer look at the challenges of the modern world. What is an individual compared to authority? What are human rights? How to recognize the first symptoms of them being limited? What can a man do in the face of totalitarianism? These are just some of the questions that hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Auschwitz Memorial each year ask themselves. Memorial Site Educators assist them in finding the answers. 

“We have to ask ourselves and the world a question, how much truth about the horrible experiences of totalitarianism did we manage to pass on to younger generations? I think a lot, but not enough. Here and now, as the last will and testament of the prisoners who will no longer be among us, we must make a decision about the opening of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.”

Władysław Bartoszewski, January 27, 2005