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Seminar for Israeli educators at the Auschwitz Memorial

29-07-2015
17 educators from Israel participated in the seminar entitled “Auschwitz in the collective consciousness in Poland and around the world. The role and significance of the memory of Auschwitz-Birkenau for Jews and Poles,” organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Among the participants there were the Yad Vashem Institute guides, employees of the Yad Vashem Archive as well as the employees of Beit Ha-Edut and Lochamei Hagetaot.

Cooperation with the Inspectorate of the Prison Service in Rzeszów

08-07-2015
The next region has joined the project “Auschwitz — History — Civic Education”, realized jointly by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust and the Prison Service. Agreement in this matter was signed by Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Director of the Museum and Lt. Col. Marek Grabek, Regional Director of the Prison Service in Rzeszów.

Awards for Volunteers. If Not for Those Ten...

08-07-2015
Volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting volunteerism at the Memorial Site were honoured with the awards "If Not for Those Ten..." The award was presented at the 68th anniversary of the Museum at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

7th meeting of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

26-06-2015
The Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation met for the seventh time on the 25rd of June 2015 at the Office of the Prime Minister of Poland in Warsaw. The primary task of the Foundation is to finance the preservation of the authentic remains of the former Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.

75th Anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz commemorated in Tarnów and Oświęcim

13-06-2015
Events were held in Tarnów and Oświęcim on June 12 and 13 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the first transport of Polish political prisoners to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.

The 28th session of the International Auschwitz Council

03-06-2015
The challenges related to the growing number of visitors to the Auschwitz Memorial, work on the new main exhibition of the Museum, as well as the summary of commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz were some of the topics of the International Auschwitz Council (IAC) meeting. The 28th session of the Council, which took place in Oświęcim on 1 and 2 June was chaired by Prof. Barbara Engelking. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Minister for Culture and National Heritage Piotr Żuchowski.
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