MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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Call for participants: "Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation"

05-03-2020
We are pleased to announce the seminar for graduates of the ICEAH projects “Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation” organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It will take place on August 1-8, 2020. Application deadline is April 15, 2020. Results of the recruitment process will be announced till April 20, 2020.

An invitation for the conference "Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the ICEAH""

13-02-2020
Due to the 15th anniversary of its establishing the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) invites to attend a conference “Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust” that will take place on July 1-4, 2020 in a new building of the Centre.

New online lesson: Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in KL Auschwitz

13-01-2020
"Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Adam Sitarek, from the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. The lesson is available in Polish, English and Hebrew.

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.
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Study visits — general information

Visitors in Auschwitz Memorial photo:T. Pielesz
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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.