MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

The Museum on the Internet

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

Forced-Labor Documentation in the Museum Archives

23-08-1999
The press carried articles about archival material recovered by the Museum from the Russians. It consists in part of documents listing the names of forced laborers and lists of German firms engaged in constructing the camp.

Dina Gottliebova - Further Developments

18-08-1999
Members of the United States Congress began an energetic campaign calling on Poland to return the paintings by the former Auschwitz prisoner. Nevada Representative Shelley Berkley (D) read an appeal in the House for Poland and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum to return seven works left behind in the camp to 76-year-old Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt, who painted them.

The Torah in the Oswiecim Synagogue

15-08-1999
A new copy of the Torah scrolls, copied by a group of families from Long Island, New York, was dedicated at a ceremony in the former Lomdej Misznajot synagogue building in Oswiecim.

The Permanent Exhibition on the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum

15-08-1999
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial staff members Teresa Swiebocka and Witold Smrek were invited to London by the Imperial War Museum.

The 55th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Gypsy Camp

02-08-1999
Ceremonies marking the 55th anniversary of the liquidation of the so called Gypsy camp were attended by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, Polish Senate Speaker Alicja Grzeskowiak, Polish Roma Association president Roman Kwiatkowski, German Central Roma Council chairman Romani Rose, Israeli ambassador to Poland Ygal Anebi, and other representativces of Roma organizations and the diplomatic community.
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