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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

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.

A Conference in Nuremberg

19-11-1999
An international conference was held in Nuremberg on the subject, "How to Convey the History of the Third Reich in the Twenty-first Century."

Support of the Malopolska Provincial Parliament for the Museum

15-11-1999
The Malopolska provincial parliament expressed its support of steps taken by the museum to preserve the integrity of its holdings by not returning to Dina Gottliebova the watercolors that she painted in Auschwitz on the orders of Dr. Mengele.

Courses for Teachers

20-10-1999
The second post-graduate course in "Totalitarianism-Nazism-the Holocaust," for teachers, was inaugurated (see also Museum, Education Center).

Grand Circle Foundation Support for the Museum

20-10-1999
The Grand Circle Foundation of Boston, MA (USA) presented the Museum with a check for $73,000, earmarked for educational activities.

A Discotheque at Auschwitz?

20-10-1999
The media are interested in the Lederfabrik affair. During the war there was a tannery there, and the building was also used to store the hair of the victims of the gas chambers. Now it is to be turned into a discotheque. The Foundation for the Youth Meeting House, which stands nearby, has protested against these plans. The starosta (head of the county) of Oswiecim has upheld his original approval. The mayor disagrees, arguing that the discotheque runs counter to the city's zoning plan.
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