A child's dress - a family memento of a former prisoner born in the camp - donated to the Museum Collections
A unique personal memento related to the fates of Maria Podstawna (previously Romik) and her mother Stefania was donated to the Auschwitz Museum Collections by Maria who was born at the German Nazi Auschwitz camp on 22 July 1943. The memento is a child’s dress made by the mother for her one-year old daughter in 1944, just after their release from the camp.
A visit to the Auschwitz Memorial is a valuable personal experience for every visitor. The International Centre for Education has prepared a special “preparation lesson for a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial” dedicated to schoolchildren and teachers planning a visit to the former Nazi Germany concentration and extermination camp. Its authors are teachers Adam Musiał and Monika Witalis-Malinowska.
On 23 February 2018, a new car was donated to the Museum at the head office of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, which will support the work of conservators at the Memorial. The cooperation between the Auschwitz Museum and Volkswagen has been going on for over two decades, and the significant element is the joint visits of German and Polish youth, who among others, assist in various works aimed at preserving the authenticity of post-camp relics.
“From the Heart of Hell”. Publication with manuscripts of Załmen Gradowski, a member of Sonderkommando at Auschwitz.
„From the Heart of Hell. Manuscripts of a Sonderkommando Prisoner, Found in Auschwitz” is a shattering testimony of the extermination of Jews at the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. The text of manuscripts made by Załmen Gradowski was published in English, Polish, German, French, Spanish and Italian and is based on a new translation from Yiddish.
Pseudo-medical experiments carried out on the prisoners of German Nazi concentration camps and the consequences of imprisonment in those camps to inmates' health will be the main topics of the international conference "Medical Review – Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire". It will take place in Cracow on 9 May 2018.
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for enrollment to the 6th edition of the International Summer Academy in English, which will take place 4-10 August 2018 at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. The seminar is addressed to teachers, educators, historians, employees of memorial sites and all those interested in the history of the II World War and the Holocaust.