MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Work Continues on the Restoration of the Oswiecim Synagogue

10-10-1999
The cornerstone for the restoration of the synagogue in Oswiecim was laid on November 8, 1999.

The Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires

10-10-1999
Representatives of the Holocaust Museum being established in Buenos Aires, the first in South America, visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.

Auschwitz 1999 Project

30-09-1999
Dr. Marek Kucia of the Jagiellonian university concluded sociological research for the "AUSCHWITZ 1999 PROJECT," which studied the young people who visit the Museum, their teachers, and Museum guides. Kucia submitted a report on the details of the research, which included surveys, in-depth interviews and group discussions with the guides, and surveys and group interviews with pupils and their teachers before and after visits using the "old" and "new" tour routes.

Lasry House to Contain

20-09-1999
The newly opened Lasry House will contain "The Center for Holocaust Studies" at Clark University. Academics from Israel, Europe, and the United States attended the accompanying conference and workshops, as did Teresa Swiebocka, Senior custodian and Director of the Museum's Department of Publishing and Information. She delivered a lecture titled, "The Many-Layered Symbolism of Auschwitz and its Effect on the Work of the Museum and Its Plans for the Future."

Enforcement of the Law on the Protection of Former Nazi Death Camps

15-09-1999
The Law on the Protection of Former Nazi Death Camps that was passed in May has regulated issues associated with such sites, which are now treated as landmarks. The grounds occupied by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the surrounding buffer zone are therefore designated in a final way.

The Museum on the Internet

02-09-1999
The Museum now has a permanent connection to the Internet.
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