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“Polish Legation in Bern. The unspoken history” - first monograph about the group led by Aleksander Ładoś

11-09-2020
“The Polish legation in Bern. The unspoken history” is a new publication that describes the activities of the so-called “Łados group” - a group of Polish diplomats from the war times, who along with activists of Jewish organisations attempted to save the Jews endangered by the Holocaust. Ładoś and his crew forged Latin American documents, smuggled people through the territory of France Vichy, took care of Jewish refugees, and in the last phase of the war assisted Jewish organisations in their attempts to buy out Jews from the Nazis.

Memoria magazine - 35 (08/2020)

31-08-2020
'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world. New edition is available here (read online or download a PDF): memoria.auschwitz.org/August2020

Commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

18-08-2020
79 years ago, Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan, was killed at the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The anniversary was commemorated at the Memorial.

Sportsmen from Germany support the Memorial

11-08-2020
A public appeal to support the activities of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum by the director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński met with a great response in various circles. In the recent days, 75,000 Euro, to support one of the most important projects of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust planned for next year, was donated by the WeKickCorona Initiative, which was established by two FC Bayern Munich players: Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich

Delegation of the Evangelical Church in Germany at the Memorial

07-08-2020
The delegation of representatives of the Evangelical Church in Germany, headed by Dr. Irmgard Schwaetze and Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, visited the Memorial during their two-day visit.

Sinti and Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. 76th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

05-08-2020
August 2 is celebrated in Poland as the Sinti and Roma Holocaust Memorial Day. 76 years ago, on the night of August 2–3, 1944, the Germans liquidated the so-called Auschwitz II-Birkenau family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4,300 children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp, were murdered in the gas chambers. Due to sanitary restrictions, part of the celebration was moved online. The victims were also commemorated on the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
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