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Direct contact with emotion. Deaf and hard of hearing youth from Wrocław on internship at the Memorial

22-06-2018
Young people from the Lower Silesia Special School and Education Centre No. 12 for the Deaf and hearing impaired in Wrocław visited the Memorial under the internship project implemented jointly with the Voluntary Service Office of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

10th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

22-06-2018
The Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation held its session on 18 June in Warsaw. The primary objective of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The meeting was chaired by Marek Zając.

June 14th – National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of German Nazi Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps

19-06-2018
On June 14th 1940, the transport from the prison in Tarnów amounting to 728 Poles arrived to Auschwitz. Among the prisoners, who were brought to the camp, there were soldiers participating in the September Campaign, members of underground resistance organizations, secondary school students and higher education students, as well as a small group of Polish Jews. This date marks the beginning of the functioning of the camp. According to the decision of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, June 14th is the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of German Nazi Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps.

Resistance movement in the German Auschwitz camp – new exhibition at the Memorial

15-06-2018
On June 14th, marking the anniversary of the deportation of first Poles to KL Auschwitz, a new exhibition was made available to the public in two halls on the ground floor of Block 11 in the former Auschwitz I camp, devoted to the resistance movement in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Among the participants of the inauguration ceremony there were among others Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydło and Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin.

A huge success of the Auschwitz exhibition in Madrid - over 350,000 visitors. Exhibition has been extended until October 7th.

12-06-2018
The continuous high attendance at the monographic exhibition “Auschwitz Not long ago. Not far away” in Madrid has encouraged the organisers to extend its presence in the capital city of Spain to 7 October. The exhibition has been seen by over 350 thousand persons, including more than 55 thousand pupils.

The Sybilla Award for the exhibition “Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz”

25-05-2018
The exhibition “Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz” - a unique project of the National Museum in Cracow in collaboration with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum prepared for the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Auschwitz Museum - received the Sybilla 2017 in the historical and archaeological exhibitions category. Museum event of the year. The exhibition presented last year in the Cracow Szołayski tenement was the first of such extensive presentation of original works made in the camp by former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
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