MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Work of the Museum in connection with the presence of coronavirus in the world

26-02-2020
There is no confirmed case of coronavirus in Poland (as of 26.02.2020). So far, we have not noted any alarming situations, but the Museum is monitoring this issue on an ongoing basis. The Museum has recommended travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial to desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected.

An invitation for the conference "Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the ICEAH""

13-02-2020
Due to the 15th anniversary of its establishing the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) invites to attend a conference “Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust” that will take place on July 1-4, 2020 in a new building of the Centre.

Greater availability and easier booking of visiting the Memorial thanks to personalized entry passes

11-02-2020
The number of visitors to the Auschwitz Memorial in January 2020 is more than 10 per cent higher than in the corresponding record period in terms of attendance in 2019 - that is, over 113,000 visitors. In the period between April and October, we expect a monthly attendance of over 200,000 visitors. Thanks to the introduction of name cards for all visitors this year,

The first Honorary Consuls of the Auschwitz Museum Diplomacy of Remembrance network appointed

03-02-2020
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, two first Auschwitz Memorial Honorary Consuls were appointed. Maria Zalewska from the United States and Enrique de Villamor y Soraluce from Spain will act on behalf of the Diplomacy of Remembrance network developed by the Museum.

In memory we must search for sources for our responsibility today. 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

27-01-2020
On January 27, more than 200 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors met in front of the Death Gate at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

Words have power. And it is so destructive. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2019

25-01-2020
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2018 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński emphasized that human hatred can lead to horrible crimes, but everything starts with words.
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