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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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2,1 million visitors at the Memorial in 2017

03-01-2018
Two million one hundred thousand people from all over the world visited the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which are both protected by the Museum, in 2017. It’s over 50 thousand more than in 2016, when for the first time the attendance at the Memorial was over 2 million visitors.

New online lesson "Extermination of Jews at KL Auschwitz"

27-12-2017
"The extermination of Jews at KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson created by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It's available in English, French, German, Polsh and Spanish. The author of the lesson is Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, the head of the Research Center of the Auschwitz Memorial.

Educators from Poland at the Yad Vashem Institute

26-12-2017
12 days of the seminar for teachers, educators as well as employees of Memorial Sites from Poland, organized in Jerusalem within the framework of cooperation between Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust came to its end.

30 years involvement of Volkswagen AG at the Auschwitz Memorial

12-12-2017
An exhibition titled “Eine deutliche Spur” (Visible traces) was inaugurated in Berlin on the occasion of 30 years of cooperation between the Auschwitz Museum, Volkswagen Group and the International Auschwitz Committee.

New international travelling exhibition on the history of Auschwitz opened in Madrid

01-12-2017
Almost 73 years after the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, its history and meaning is told in a new monographic travelling exhibition "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away". It's the largest exhibition of that kind dedicated to the topic of Auschwitz and the Holocaust in history.

Seminar for the representatives of non-governmental organizations from the Council of Europe member states

22-11-2017
On October 22-27, thirty representatives of non-governmental organizations visited Kraków and Oświęcim at the joint invitation of the Council of Europe, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Ministry of National Education as well as the Pedagogical University of Kraków.
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