MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – "Returns"

11-12-2015
On 27 January 2016, the 71st anniversary event commemorating the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place at the Memorial Site. The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda has extended his honorary patronage over the event.

Call for camp memorabilia

18-11-2015
Auschwitz Memorial it is not only a vast territory and genuine post-camp blocks, barracks, guard towers… but also dozen thousands of exhibits of particular character, meaning and symbology. Memory is not given once and for all. When the last witnesses and survivors pass away, we need to build it collectively on what remains: accounts of former prisoners and genuine memorabilia connected with KL Auschwitz.

International education conference "Remembrance has not matured in us yet...”

02-11-2015
How do we teach about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in a time we are losing the last eyewitnesses to the history? Are we dealing exclusively with the transfer of historical information or should educators also look for references to problems and challenges of the contemporary world? Of what relevance today, are spoken and material evidence? These are just some of the questions posed during the international education conference "Remembrance has not matured in us yet...” which was held at the Auschwitz Memorial on 26-29 October.

The Museum’s educational cooperation with the Dutch Anne Frank House and the French Memorial Camp des Milles

28-10-2015
During the international education conference "Remembrance has not matured in us yet.", taking place at the Auschwitz Memorial site, the Museum signed two agreements: on the realization of a three-year educational project with the Dutch Anne Frank House, as well as cooperation with the French Museum – Camp des Milles.

EU funds helped in preserving the authenticity of the Auschwitz Memorial

26-10-2015
The project "Preserving Authenticity - Nine Tasks for the Years 2012-2015" at the Auschwitz Memorial has been completed. The project was financed with a grant from the European Commission within the framework of the programme "Europe for Citizens".

“For the price of survival I made a pact”. Exhibition of works by former Auschwitz prisoner Walter Spitzer.

19-10-2015
Drawings by Walter Spitzer, a former prisoner of German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz are presented on a new temporary exhibition entitled “For the price of survival I made a pact”.
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