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76th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz – anniversary commemorations

30-05-2016
On 14 June 2016, we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp created in the area of occupied Poland incorporated into the Third Reich. The anniversary day is also the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps by the decision of Polish Parliament. Events commemorating the anniversary will take place on 13 and 14 June.

Gold ring found under a double bottom after more than 70 years

17-05-2016
The Auschwitz Museum staff found a mug with a double bottom and a jewellery hidden inside in one of dozens of thousands of enamelled kitchenware looted by the Germans from people deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It looked like a different planet. An exhibition about the deportations from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.

16-05-2016
A new exhibition prepared by the Museum in the Google Cultural Institute, tells the story of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto set up by the Germans in the Czech city of Terezin (Theresienstadt) to the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Its authors are Dr. Maria Martyniak of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and Dr. Łukasz Martyniak of the Auschwitz Museum Research Center.

The Fourth International Summer Academy in German – recruitment

26-04-2016
We are pleased to announce the Fourth International Summer Academy in German organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, as part of educational programmes organized at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It will take place on August 20 – 26, 2016. Application deadline is June 30, 2016.

Portrait from the Eintrachthütte subcamp in the Collections of the Museum

26-04-2016
A portrait made in the camp depicting Zygmunt Salwerowicz, a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, has been donated to the Collections of the Memorial by his son, Adam Salwerowicz.

Educational session and contest on 75th anniversary of displacement of civilian Poles related with expansion of KL Auschwitz

25-04-2016
75 years ago, in March and April 1941, the Germans began a massive displacement of Polish civilians from the vicinity of the Auschwitz I concentration camp. To commemorate these events, on 21 April 2016 the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust organized an educational session and announced the contest entitled “Only five homes left after the war...”, under the Honorary Patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mrs Beata Szydło.
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