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“Your assistance is highly needed”. A collection of Tadeusz Łukasiewicz’s camp letters now in the Archives of the Memorial Site.

11-03-2015
A unique and extremely extensive collection of original documents concerning Tadeusz Łukasiewicz, a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, registered under number 16941, are now in the Archives of the Memorial Site.

Long-term minsterial program for financing creation of the new main exhibition

06-03-2015
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will provide funding for the creation of the new main exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site. The letter of intent in this regard was signed on March 6th in Warsaw by minister Małgorzata Omilanowska and Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Museum. Project costs are estimated at ca. PLN 100 million.

International Summer Academy – recruitment

02-03-2015
International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust announces recruitment for the Fifth International Summer Academy that is organized as part of educational programs offered by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. This year’s edition will take place from16 till 22 August in Oświęcim and Cracow, Poland.

Online Lesson – preparation for a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial

13-02-2015
"Auschwitz - Memorial Site" is a new online lesson of the Museum, whose main task is to prepare for a visit to the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

New book and online lesson on the liberation of Auschwitz

03-02-2015
“Auschwitz after the liberation” is the new publication of the Museum, written by Dr. Jacek Lachendro, historian from the Research Center, in connection with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is most of all the history of what happened in the premises of the former German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp from the moment of liberation until the creation of the State Museum in 1947. This topic is also discussed in the new online lesson of the Auschwitz Memorial.

Don’t be a passive bystander. 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

27-01-2015
On January 27, about 300 Survivors, witnesses of the history of Auschwitz, have met in front of the Death Gate of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
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