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The More I Know the Less I Understand - a publication of the ICEAH and The University of British Columbia

20-07-2017
The More I Know the Less I Understand is a joint publication of International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust and The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, which includes selected essays of students who participated in three editions of the research seminar “Witnessing Auschwitz – Conflicting Stories and Memories” organised by the Auschwitz Memorial.

The Chairman of the Chinese parliament, Zhang Dejiang visited the Auschwitz Muzeum

17-07-2017
Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and the Chinese delegation visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on Saturday 15 July 2017.

Auschwitz in ten perspectives. Special publication on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Museum

10-07-2017
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Museum’s creation, we published a selection of the most interesting memoirs, authorship of former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz. Exhibition at the National Museum in Cracow.

07-07-2017
"Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz”, is the title of a unique exhibition in the Szołayski Tenement House, a branch of the National Museum in Cracow. It was prepared on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Museum on the premises of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. It is the first of such comprehensive presentations of original works created in the camp by Auschwitz prisoners. The Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Prof. Piotr Gliński, has assumed honorary patronage over the exhibition.

32nd session of the International Auschwitz Council

04-07-2017
New, huge investments at the Memorial Site related to visitors’ service and education, conservation works at the former camp premises, events related to the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as the situation at the Memorial Sites in Płaszów, Sobibor and Treblinka, were some of the issues addressed at the 32nd session of the IAC (International Auschwitz Council), which took place in Oswiecim on 2 and 3 July chaired by Prof. Barbara Engelking. The Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Jarosław Sellin was also in attendance.

Online lesson about the establishing and the first years of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

01-07-2017
„Auschwitz Museum in the first years of its operation” is the title of new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust for the 70th anniversary of creation of the Museum on the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The author of the lesson is a historian at the Auschwitz Museum Research Center.
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