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International Educational Conference “Auschwitz - Never again! – Really?” - 1-4 July 2019.

13-02-2019
“Auschwitz - Never again! – Really?” - is the motto of the International Educational Conference, which will take place from 1-4 July 2019 at the Auschwitz Memorial. The topics of lectures and discussions will concern education in the context of preventing genocide and crimes against humanity.

2nd International Conference: Medical Review - Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire". 7-8 May 2019.

07-02-2019
The violations of medical ethics during the Second World War, with special focus on the behaviour of physicians and other medical professionals in Nazi medical institutions and concentration camps, will be the main topic of the 2nd international conference "Medical Review – Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire". It will take place in Cracow on 7-8 May 2019.

Unique object associated with Capt. Witold Pilecki at the Museum Collections

04-02-2019
The Museum Collection has been enriched with a unique object associated with Captain Witold Pilecki, co-founder of the resistance movement in the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. It is a drawing made in the summer of 1943 in Nowy Wiśnicz immediately after his escape from the camp. It portrays Witold Pilecki and Tomasz Serafiński - the person whose identity Pilecki’s assumed as an Auschwitz prisoner. The Museum acquired the drawing from Tomasz Serafiński’s daughter - Maria.

11th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

31-01-2019
The 11th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council was held in Oświęcim on 28 January. The main task of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marek Zając presided over the meeting.

The words of hatred poison the imagination and stupefy consciousness. The 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

27-01-2019
On January 27, more than 50 former prisoners of Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors met at the former Auschwitz camp to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the liberation of this German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

“Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust” - exhibition at the Swedish History Museum

26-01-2019
“Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust” is the title of an exhibition open at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm. It is devoted to Holocaust survivors who rebuilt their lives in Sweden after the war. The exhibition will run until 1 September 2019.
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