On April 24, the 26th March of the Living was held on the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Several thousand people, mainly young Jews as well as a large group of Polish youth gathered at the “Arbeit macht frei” gate at the former Auschwitz I camp on the premises of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
We are pleased to announce the Fifth International Summer Academy in German organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, as part of educational programmes organized at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It will take place on August 19 – 25, 2017. Application deadline is May 12, 2017. Results of the recruitment process will be announced till June 5, 2017.
An original letter written by an SS man from the German Auschwitz camp garrison Stefan Dilmetz has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial Archives. It is the first result of the appeal by the Museum announced in January and referred to the German and Austrian public regarding the transfer of documents, photos, or private letters related to the SS staff of KL Auschwitz.
“Awarness – Responsibility – Future” – call for papers for the International Education Conference on Auschwitz and the Holocaust
The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum will hold an expert conference on education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust from 4-5 July 2017. It will be part of commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
The exhibition entitled “Forbidden Art” (Sztuka zakazana) was opened on February 9 at the library of the U.S Military Academy in West Point. The event was organised on the occasion of the recently celebrated, 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.