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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.

International Summer Academy in German - recruitment information

03-06-2015
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Third International Summer Academy in German organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, as part of educational programs organized at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It will take place on August – 28 August 2015. Application deadline is July 10, 2015.

Authenticity - experience - memory. A research seminar by students of the University of British Columbia.

02-06-2015
20 Canadian students participated in a 12 days research seminar “Witnessing Auschwitz – Conflicting Stories and Memories”, which was organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in conjunction with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Silver "Gloria Artis" for the director of the Auschwitz Museum

29-05-2015
The director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński was awarded a silver Gloria Artis Medal by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska.

Testimonies of Auschwitz survivors available in the authentic space of the Memorial

29-05-2015
The testimonies of former prisoners of Auschwitz have been made available in the historic space of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Visitors can, at designated locations listen to stories of direct witnesses to the events.
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