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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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"Auschwitz. Death factory" – new temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial

05-09-2016
"Auschwitz. Death factory. Topography and Daily Life of a Concentration and Extermination camp” is the title of the exposition, which will be on display until 30 October 2016 at the camp’s laundry building on the premises of the former Auschwitz I camp. The exhibition was prepared by the National Socialism Documentation Center in Cologne, Peter Siebers and Prof. Gideon Greif, in cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

10 years of work of Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński as the director of the Memorial

01-09-2016
1 September 2016 marks ten years of the work of Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński as the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Within the last ten years, the Memorial has developed dynamically and changed in several aspects.

Original camp correspondence of Mykoła Kłymyszyn

17-08-2016
Original camp correspondence of Mykoła Kłymyszyn a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz no. 57340, are now in the Archive of the Memorial.

75th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe

16-08-2016
About 2,000 people participated in the events commemorating St. Maximilian Kolbe murdered 75 years ago, on August 14, 1941, at the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.

Exhibition on the deportation of inhabitants of the upraising Warsaw to Auschwitz in the Google Cultural Institute

12-08-2016
72 years ago, on August 12, 1944, the first transport of civilian inhabitants of Warsaw arrested en masse after the outbreak of the uprising and imprisoned in a transitional camp in Pruszków-Durchgangslager 121, arrived at the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. On the occasion of the anniversary, the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust has opened a new exhibition in the Google Cultural Institute: “Deportation of Warsaw inhabitants to Auschwitz after the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising“.

Seminar for Israeli educators

12-08-2016
The seminar entitled "Auschwitz in the collective consciousness in Poland and around the world. The role and significance of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial for Jews and Poles” organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has come to an end . The 12-day seminar was attended by 20 people from Israel, who within the scope of their professional work deal with the history of the Holocaust. Amongst the participants were employees of the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, the ghetto fighters Museum in Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta'ot, Beit Ha-Edut and Beit Terezin.
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