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The cross "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" for the director of the Auschwitz Memorial

17-01-2020
The director of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, Piotr M. A. Cywiński, PhD, has been awarded the papal decoration "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. The ceremony took place on 14 January 2020 at the residence of the Archbishops of Warsaw.

27 January: It is difficult to be anywhere else on this day

14-01-2020
Over 200 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors will come to the Auschwitz Memorial on January 27, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Their stories will be heard by the entire world. Leaders and representatives of dozens of the countries of the world will be present inside the tent built over the Gate of Death of the former Birkenau camp.

New online lesson: Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in KL Auschwitz

13-01-2020
"Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Adam Sitarek, from the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. The lesson is available in Polish, English and Hebrew.

2 million 320 thousand visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2019

07-01-2020
In 2019, 2 million 320 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, under the protection of the Museum. It is about 170,000 more than in the record-breaking year - 2018.

27 January: media accreditation for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

07-01-2020
We have started the process of media accreditation for the 75. anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz that will take place at the Memorial on 27 January 2020.

Destroyed identities – the digital reconstruction of Auschwitz-Birkenau victims' data

27-12-2019
More than 1,200,000 entries from the post-camp documentation have been created by the Digital Repository of the Memorial Site. So far, more than 60 per cent of the 400,000 prisoners registered in the German Nazi concentration camp have been identified.
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