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News

Poster Contest. 55th anniversary of Auschwitz concentration camp

20-01-2000
To mark the approaching 55th anniversary of Auschwitz concentration camp, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum organized a contest for students at artistic secondary schools all over Poland. They were asked to make a poster on the theme "The Memory of Auschwitz."

The Auschwitz Council

17-01-2000
Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek announced that the International Auschwitz Council was now set up.

Germans will pay for it. Preservation of the Camp Perimeter Fence

10-01-2000
Under an agreement signed last December between the German Federal Land of Lower Saxony (representing the German Länder) and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, work will begin in 2000 on the preservation of the perimeter fence at the site of Auschwitz concentration camp (Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau).

Art Works by an Auschwitz Prisoner from Goleszow

21-12-1999
There are five drawings, in charcoal, on the wall of a building in Goleszow that housed an Auschwitz sub-camp during the Second World War.

First Polish Holocaust Denial Case Dismissed

20-12-1999
The regional court in Opole dismissed the case against Dr. Dariusz Ratajczak of Opole University, who was accused of "the Auschwitz Lie," for denying in his book "Dangerous Subjects" that genocide was committed in Auschwitz and Majdanek.

Polish Educators at Yad Vashem

20-11-1999
A field seminar for humanities teachers at the Yad Vashem Memorial Institute in Jerusalem was devoted to the history of the Jews and the tragedy of the Holocaust.
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