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Polish military resistance movement at Auschwitz. New exhibition in the Google Cultural Institute.

22-05-2015
The history of the military resistance movement organized by Polish political prisoners in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz is presented by a new exhibition created by the Museum at the Google Cultural Institute.

Publications of the Auschwitz Museum in Turin

21-05-2015
The publishing house of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum presented their multi-language publications at the International Book Fair in Turin, one of the most important cultural events in Italy, attended by over a thousand publishers.

"Train of 1,000" at the Auschwitz Memorial

08-05-2015
On the 7 and 8 May, one thousand young Europeans visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum. They came to Poland as part of the special project “Train of 1,000.” The journey from Brussels to Auschwitz was organized to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of World War II.

70th Anniversary of Liberation in Media Converage

06-05-2015
Media activities connected with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz, which fell on January 27 2015, were summarized in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Nearly 300 former prisoners from Poland and many other countries of the world were the most important participants of the commemorative event. The representatives of Polish authorities as well as the leaders of over 50 countries and international organizations listened to the words of the witnesses.

European Ombudsmen at the Auschwitz Memorial

29-04-2015
“There is no better response to crime, genocide and armed aggression than the protection of human rights”, stated ombudsmen from over 30 European countries and regions after visiting the Auschwitz Memorial. The delegation, including Polish Human Rights Defender Professor Irena Lipowicz and European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, visited the Auschwitz Museum on April 29.

Professor passed away

24-04-2015
Władysław Bartoszewski was Auschwitz prisoner number 4427. He was transported to the camp as a teenager in the second Warsaw transport in September 1940. He was released in April 1941, probably thanks to the efforts of the Red Cross, where he worked during the occupation period.
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