MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

8th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

08-11-2018
Representatives of the donor countries supporting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Endowment Fund met on 26 October in Warsaw for the 8th session of the International Committee. The meeting was held at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

International conference "Archiving digital data of victims of Nazism"

08-11-2018
More than 50 experts from 28 institutions and 15 countries involved in databases of World War II victims, met on 10-12 October to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in creating digital tools to intensify research and scientific analyses on victims of genocide during the II World War.

Unique exhibition "David Olère. The One Who Survived Crematorium III"

31-10-2018
“David Olère. The One Who Survived Crematorium III”- is the title of a unique monographic exhibition of the works of a former Sonderkommando prisoner in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which is presented in the rooms on the first floor of Block 21 at the former Auschwitz I camp until March next year.

The Baton of Franciszek Nierychło, the first conductor of the Auschwitz camp orchestra now in the Collections of the Memorial

26-10-2018
The Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum have been enriched with a unique object - the baton of Franciszek Nierychło, the conductor of the first prisoner orchestra established in the autumn of 1940 at the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

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.

Exhibition of documents from the Eiss Archive in Bern

28-09-2018
The exhibition presenting the Eiss Archive was opened at the residence of the ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Bern. The unique collection of documents was acquired in August from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum thanks to the considerable involvement of the Polish diplomacy and support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
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