MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

January 27: the world will honor the Victims together with Survivors

18-10-2019
A delegation of approximately 120 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors from the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, and several European countries will be able to take part in the main commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz thanks to the support of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation from New York City under the Leadership of Ronald S. Lauder. The Survivors will join a group of former prisoners from Poland who will come to the Memorial on January 27, 2020.

An exceptional collection of paintings by former prisoner Edith Hofmann now in possession of the Memorial

15-10-2019
The Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial has been enriched with a unique collection of 19 post-war paintings created by Edith Hofmann, a former prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. They depict the tragic fate of the prisoners of the camp.

On January 27 the world will be listening to the voice of the Auschwitz Survivors

09-10-2019
On January 27, 2020, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. Although the anniversary will be symbolically commemorated in different places in the world, the main event will take place at the authentic Memorial Site. The voice of Survivors and their message for the contemporary world will sound from this place, from the gate of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

A new perspective for education at the Memorial. Adaptation work has been completed at the new seat of the Education Center.

04-10-2019
The project for the conversion of the historical building of the so-called Old Theatre into the new seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was officially completed on 3 October after several years of efforts and more than two years of construction and conservation work.

Exhibition on the history of the Auschwitz camp opened in Guernica, Spain

04-10-2019
The exhibition "German Nazi Death Camp Konzentrationslager Auschwitz" opened on October 1 in Guernica, Spain, in the historical interior of the anti-aircraft shelter. The exhibition, prepared by the Museum and translated into Spanish, presents all the major issues of the history of Auschwitz, as well as the origins of the Nazi movement and the specific elements of the German terror system introduced in occupied Poland. The project in Spain is implemented in cooperation with Asociación Pro Tradición y Cultura Europea.

27 January: a large group of survivors for the 75th anniversary of liberation

04-10-2019
Next year's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz will probably be the last semi-circular anniversary to be attended by numerous survivors, former prisoners of Auschwitz. We estimate that even over 120 Auschwitz survivors may participate in the official event.
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