MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Researching names of Auschwitz prisoners thanks to remote access to International Tracing Service Archives

04-12-2018
Thanks to the two-year research project implemented by the Auschwitz Museum and the International Tracing Service (ITS), a research shall be conducted for sets of documents from different concentration camps, including Buchenwald and Mauthausen, stored in the ITS archive in Germany.

74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - announcement

30-11-2018
The event commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place on 27 January 2019, on the premises of the Auschwitz Memorial. The visual symbol of the anniversary will be a painting by an Auschwitz survivor Jerzy Adam Brandhuber „Arrival of a transport to the unloading ramp”.

8th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

08-11-2018
Representatives of the donor countries supporting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Endowment Fund met on 26 October in Warsaw for the 8th session of the International Committee. The meeting was held at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

International conference "Archiving digital data of victims of Nazism"

08-11-2018
More than 50 experts from 28 institutions and 15 countries involved in databases of World War II victims, met on 10-12 October to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in creating digital tools to intensify research and scientific analyses on victims of genocide during the II World War.

Unique exhibition "David Olère. The One Who Survived Crematorium III"

31-10-2018
“David Olère. The One Who Survived Crematorium III”- is the title of a unique monographic exhibition of the works of a former Sonderkommando prisoner in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which is presented in the rooms on the first floor of Block 21 at the former Auschwitz I camp until March next year.

The Baton of Franciszek Nierychło, the first conductor of the Auschwitz camp orchestra now in the Collections of the Memorial

26-10-2018
The Collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum have been enriched with a unique object - the baton of Franciszek Nierychło, the conductor of the first prisoner orchestra established in the autumn of 1940 at the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
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