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There were no “Polish death camps”. There is a simple tool, to prevent this mistake from recurring

16-02-2016
A special application “Remember” is to help avoid the use of the term “Polish concentration camps” or “Polish death camps” in 16 languages. The program, which can be installed on a personal computer searches for a false phrase, underlines it and suggests the appropriate wording.

Escapes from KL Auschwitz - new online lesson

12-02-2016
"Escapes from KL Auschwitz" is the new online lesson, prepared by the International Center For Education About Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The author is Dr. Jacek Lachendro of the Museum’s Research Centre.

Response to the huge interest. About the history of Auschwitz in Russia

09-02-2016
How do we preserve the memory of the victims of Auschwitz in times when the last witnesses are leaving us? What are the challenges facing educators at the Memorial? How do we use historical photos to teach about the history of the camp? These issues among others were addressed in lectures and meetings in Moscow, by the Director of the International Centre for education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust Andrzej Kacorzyk and Paweł Sawicki of the Press Office of the Museum, who went to Russia at the invitation of the Polish Institute in Moscow.

"The journey of life has not finished yet." 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

27-01-2016
On January 27th, over 80 former Auschwitz prisoners gathered on the premises of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp. “Returns” constituted the main topic of commemoration events.

Let us give young people a chance to learn. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2015

23-01-2016
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2015 in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has been published. In his introduction, Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński emphasized the importance of the history of Auschwitz as a warning for future generations.

Resistance movement in KL Auschwitz. New online lesson.

22-01-2016
“Resistance movement in KL Auschwitz” is the new online lesson developed by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It was prepared by Dr. Adam Cyra, a historian from the Museum Research Center.
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