District Court in Oswiecim found Kazimierz Switon guilty of slandering the Polish sejm (parliament). Switon gained notoriety in 1999 for placing crosses in the "gravel pit." Residents of Oswiecim filed a "suspicion of the commission of a crime by Kazimierz Switon" with the public prosecutor last spring. They felt that the fliers that Switon affixed to the fence around the gravel pit and distributed to visitors contained slanderous formulations about the Sejm, as well as about Germans and Jews.
"Seeing..." is the third and last part of a planned cycle of exhibitions from the collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The intention is to show Auschwitz through artistic forms created under varying conditions by eyewitnesses, as well as by artists who were not directly affected by the brutality of Auschwitz.