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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Study visits — general information

Visitors in Auschwitz Memorial photo:T. Pielesz
Visitors in...

The Centre for Education organizes one- and two-day study visits at the Memorial Site for school youth. Their purpose is making the participants acquainted with the subject matter and deepening the knowledge about WWII, Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

A study visit includes:
• visit at the Memorial Site with a guide;
• selected educational classes: workshops, lectures, multimedia presentations.

Contact (booking of study visits):

Visitor Services
Contact:
Marta Ortman, Barbara Gębołyś-Warmbier, Katarzyna Bisaga
tel. (+48) 33 844 8096 lub (+48) 33 844 8101
E-mail: ,

A study visit for young people in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum should be well prepared, properly organized and summed up. Therefore, it has to consist of three inter-related and mutually supplementing stages, i.e. preparation, visit and recapitulation.

The scope, the content, the form and the manner of conducting the visit should be agreed, each time, with an educational employee of the Auschwitz Museum. Thence, a prerequisite for a well-prepared and organized visit at the Memorial Site is a successful cooperation between a school and the Museum. During the organization, it is worth to use the recommendations of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. Guidelines contained in the “European Pack for Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum — Guidelines for Teachers and Educators”, prepared by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Council of Europe, are very valuable in preparation and organization of such visits.