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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Library - Online Catalogue

Please be kindly informed that the library is closed until further notice

The Museum library holdings comprise approximately 30 thousand volumes and 2.5 thousand periodicals devoted to the history of the Second World War, the Third Reich, the occupation, and the fate of victims in prisons and concentration camps, with special attention to the history of Auschwitz. The library resources also include dozens of maps.

The book collection

The books in the collection, in many languages, consist above all of published original sources and scholarly studies, but also include literary works (memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and even plays). The library also has a collection of German publications (books and periodicals) from the Third Reich period (“Hitleriana”). These books deal mainly with political and social issues in Nazi Germany.

Using the library

The library collections are intended for the use of the Museum research staff, historians from Poland and other countries, students, journalists, and teachers. Museum employees can borrow items, while people from outside the Museum can use them in the reading room (6 desks and 2 computer workstations). The libraries can also order books from other libraries through inter-library loan.

Hours

On Mondays 9:00-17:00

From Tuesday to Friday 9:00-15.00

On-line catalogue

Click the link to access the on-line catalogue of the library.

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Modern infrastructure from Orange for the Auschwitz Museum

14-09-2021
Thanks to the technological support of Orange Polska, the Auschwitz Museum will have modern infrastructure, providing high-speed, efficient internet access (5G/4G, fiber optic internet, and wireless) at the entire area of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This way, the facility will become even more accessible, also to those who cannot visit it in person. An agreement regarding this matter was signed on September 14 by Orange, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

"Biographies as sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and Auschwitz" - summary of an online conference

03-09-2021
"Biographies as sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and Auschwitz" is the title of an online methodological conference for teachers held on 28 and 29 August.

Invitation: "From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" - educational session on 7 October 2021

02-09-2021
"From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" is the title of the online educational session that will be held on 7 October 2021 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the Lodz Ghetto to the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. The session will be translated into English.

New online lesson about the fate of children in Auschwitz

27-08-2021
‘Children at Auschwitz’ is a new online lesson created by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Helena Kubica.

80th anniversary of death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

14-08-2021
Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan, was killed in the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp 80 years ago. The anniversary of this event was commemorated at the Memorial.
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