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A new publication dedicated to the fate of Polish foresters in Auschwitz

23-11-2020
„Księga Pamięci leśników deportowanych do KL Auschwitz w latach 1940-1944” (“The Memorial Book of Foresters Deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1944”) is the title of the latest publication of the Auschwitz Museum. It summarises the history of about 205 Polish foresters deported to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In the opinion of the historian at the Bohdan Piętka Research Centre, who analysed the archival documentation, an estimated 170 of these foresters died in this or other concentration camps to which they were transferred.

The Czech support for the conservation of the Memorial

13-11-2020
The Czech Ministry of Defence will support conservation work at the Auschwitz Memorial to the tune of 1.3 million koruna (217 thousand zlotys). The amount will be allocated to the project entitled "Preventive conservation work on selected elements of the historical fence of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau".

“Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” exhibition with the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award

10-11-2020
The exhibition „Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” prepared jointly by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz Memorial has received the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award. It is the most prestigious European award in the heritage field. The project was second in Public Choice Award. The awards were presented in a special online ceremony on 10 November 2020.

The Auschwitz Museum director on the 50 top museum influencers list

04-11-2020
The director of the Auschwitz Museum Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński is the only person from Central Europe included on the list of the Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List 2020. He is also the only person currently working in the field of the memory of genocides and crimes against humanity.

A Notebook with camp poems belonging to former prisoner Bożena Janina Zdunek has enriched the Archives of the Memorial

04-11-2020
The original notebook with manuscripts of poems about the camp, which belonged to a former Auschwitz and Ravensbrück camp prisoner Janina Zdunek (known in the camp as Musiewicz), was donated to the Museum by her son, Professor Adam Zdunek.

Memoria Magazine 37 (10/2020)

03-11-2020
'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world.