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News

Sinti and Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. 76th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

05-08-2020
August 2 is celebrated in Poland as the Sinti and Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. 76 years ago, on the night of August 2–3, 1944, the Germans liquidated the so-called Auschwitz II-Birkenau family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4,300 children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp, were murdered in the gas chambers. Due to sanitary restrictions, part of the celebration was moved online. The victims were also commemorated on the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

76th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising

04-08-2020
At exactly 5.00 p.m. – “W” hour starting the insurgent fights in Warsaw - the director of the Museum, Piotr M.A. Cywiński, PhD laid a wreath at the Death Wall in the courtyard of Block 11 in the former Auschwitz I camp, paying tribute to almost 13,000 inhabitants of the capital deported to Auschwitz by the Germans.

Memoria magazine - 07/2020

31-07-2020
'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world. New edition is available here (read online or download a PDF): memoria.auschwitz.org/July2020

In August we are extending the opening hours of the Auschwitz Memorial

29-07-2020
In August we are extending the opening hours of the Auschwitz Memorial. The Museum can be visited from 8.00 to 20.30.

Touching discoveries in children's shoes

21-07-2020
An exceptional discovery was made during conservation works on shoes belonging to Auschwitz victims, which are on display at the permanent exhibition, at the Memorial.

Memoria Magazine - 06/2020

14-07-2020
'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world. New edition is available here (read online or download PDF): memoria.auschwitz.org/June2020
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