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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

From Brittany to Auschwitz by Bicycle

18-07-1999
Patrick Grisel set out for Auschwitz from Brittany by bicycle on June 14. At the end of his 2,200 km. journey, he officially presented the Museum with a work by the Bretagne artist Roland Wieder, titled Six Million (22 of 23 relatives of the artist never returned from Auschwitz concentration camp).

Specialists in the Roma at the Washington Holocaust Museum

25-06-1999
Prof. Waclaw Dlugoborski, curator for research affairs at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, spent two months on a research fellowship at the Holocaust Research Center in Washington, where he collected materials associated with the persecution and extermination of the Roma in the occupied USSR and South-Eastern Europe, with a view both to his own research activities and to the preparation of an exhibition in the planned Roma Pavilion on the site of Auschwitz concentration camp.

The International Education Center in Oswiecim

20-06-1999
Representatives of regional and municipal government, institutions of higher education in Oswiecim, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum unveiled a "Program Concept for an International Seminar and Conference Center and an International Education Center," as part of the "Strategic Government Program for Oswiecim."

Maja Back in Court

20-06-1999
After an adjournment of over one year, the District Court in Bielsko-Biala reopened proceedings in the suit by the Maja SA Corporation, developers of a commercial center located close to the Auschwitz camp site, against the State Treasury.

A Seminar for Yad Vashem Staff Members

20-06-1999
A group of Yad Vashem staff members spent two weeks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum as part of the cooperation program established between the two institutions several years ago.

What About "The Little Red House"?

20-06-1999
A newspaper article appeared on the so-called "Little Red House," pointing out serious shortcomings in the new law on the protection of memorial sites.
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