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News

A Conference on the Forced Labor Issue

24-07-1999
Prof. Waclaw Dlugoborski attended a conference on the issue of forced labor in the Third Reich and reparations for the victims, organized at the Buchenwald Museum and Memorial near Weimar by the German government expert on these reparations, Prof. Lutz of the Schiller University in Jena. Prof. Długoborski chaired the Section I session on the definition and types of forced labor.

Museum Staff Members in Washington

20-07-1999
Museum staff members attended the summer workshops organized by the Center for Holocaust Research in Washington.

Shevach Weiss Visits the Museum

20-07-1999
Former Knesset speaker Shevach Weiss had a meeting with Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum staff members and expressed interest in the changes that have taken place at the Museum since 1995.

An Exhibition by Halina Olomucka

19-07-1999
An exhibition opened in Neustadt-Glewe of works by former Auschwitz prisoner Halina Olomucka, in connection with the album of her selected works, Krzyk (The Scream), published by the Memorial and Museum. Halina Olomucka has previously shown her work in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

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.
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