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News

The Gravel Pit Returns to the War Victims Association

18-09-2000
"Please don't worry about the Gravel Pit. If the solemnity or character of the place are violated in any way, I can react immediately and issue a new decision," said Ryszard Maslowski, governor of Malopolska province, after a September 18 Supreme Administrative Court verdict overturned an earlier decree by Maslowski and the minister of internal affairs and administration.

The grand opening of the Oswiecim synagogue. Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot synagogue rededicated

12-09-2000
The grand opening of the Oswiecim synagogue, which belonged to the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot before the war, was held on September 12.

A statement by the chairman of the International Auschwitz Co to the discotheque issue

23-08-2000
A statement by the chairman of the International Auschwitz Council in regard to the discotheque at the site of the former tannery (Lederfabrik).

Conclusion of the Second Post-Graduate Course. Totalitarianism, Nazism, and the Holocaust

30-07-2000
A ceremony marking the conclusion of the second post-graduate course on Totalitarianism, Nazism and the Holocaust was held in the conference room of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum administration building on July 7. University officials, lecturers, course administrators, and Museum research staff joined this year's course graduates in attendance. Prof. Jacek Chrobaczynski had a lecture to mark the end of the course.

Guests from Yad Vashem. A two-week seminar at Auschwitz site

20-07-2000
In July, the Visitors Services Section organized a two-week seminar on "The Collective Awareness of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland and Around the World." Participants included 18 staff members and historians from Yad Vashem in Israel and 3 from the Holocaust Museum in Washington.

The Museum Receives the Orfeo Iris - 2000 Human Rights Prize

20-07-2000
The International Lesbian and Gay Cultural Network (ILGCN) has awarded the Museum its Orfeo Iris-2000 Human Rights Prize. In it's announcement, the ILGCN stated that the award was made "in honor of those homosexual prisoners who perished in Auschwitz ... and for your museum's printed information mentioning the imprisonment of homosexuals in the Nazi camps, your displaying the prison uniform's pink triangles used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals...."
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