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72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

05-12-2016
The 72nd anniversary celebrations commemorating the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place on 27 January 2017, on the premises of the Memorial. The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda has assumed honorary patronage of the event.

"Archaeology" – exhibition on the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz at the Memorial and the headquarters of UNESCO

23-01-2017
The original personal items of Auschwitz victims, discovered in 1967 during archaeological works in the area of the gas chamber and crematorium III in Birkenau, will for the first time publicly presented at exhibitions in the Auschwitz Memorial and the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris. The exhibition "Archaeology" has been prepared on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, which we will be commemorated on 27 January 2017.

“Awarness – Responsibility – Future” – call for papers for the International Education Conference on Auschwitz and the Holocaust

20-01-2017
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.

We are looking for documents, photos, letters, memoirs…

18-01-2017
The Director of the Auschwitz Museum has appealed to the German and Austrian public to hand over documents, photos, personal letters or any other materials associated with the SS staff of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Online lesson – “The fate of Soviet prisoners in Auschwitz”

10-01-2017
“The fate of Soviet prisoners in Auschwitz” is the new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The author of the lesson is Dr. Jacek Lachendro, a historian at the Auschwitz Museum Research Center.

Over 2 million visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2016

02-01-2017
2 million 53 thousand people from all over the world visited in 2016 the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau which is protected by the Museum. This is a record number in the history of the Memorial which this year will mark the 70th anniversary of its creation.
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