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Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day

06-08-2018
August 2nd is commemorated in Poland as the Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day. 74 years ago, on the night of the 2nd to the 3rd of August, the German liquidated in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp so called family camp for the Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4.3 thousand children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners in the camp, were murdered in the gas chambers at that time. Main commemorative events took place within the premises of former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Medical Review – Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire. International conference.

06-08-2018
Pseudo-medical experiments carried out on the prisoners of German Nazi concentration camps and the consequences of imprisonment in those camps to inmates' health was the main topics of the international conference "Medical Review – Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire". It took place in Cracow on 9 May 2018.

74th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising

01-08-2018
On the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum paid tribute to its heroes and victims - including the 13,000 residents of the capital deported by the Germans to the Auschwitz camp. Precisely at 5 pm - the “W” hour, which commenced the insurgent fight; he laid a wreath at the Death Wall in the courtyard of Block 11 of the former Auschwitz I camp.

“School against hatred”. Joint educational project of the Wodzisław District and Auschwitz Memorial.

19-07-2018
Over 250 students from the Wodzisław district took part in the project “School against hatred” by learning about the history of German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as taking part in workshops which were aimed at helping the young in facing the problem of hatred at school.

Volunteers of the Memorial honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten... ”

05-07-2018
Volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting voluntary work at the Memorial were honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten...” The awards were presented at the 71st anniversary of the creation of the Museum at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Directors of Auschwitz Memorial and Yad Vashem discussed future of Holocaust education

29-06-2018
The climax of the 10th International Conference on Holocaust Education was the discussion between Avner Shalev, chairperson of the Yad Vashem Directorate and Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, director of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum regarding the future of education about the Holocaust.
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