MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Over 1.72 million visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2015

04-01-2016
Over 1.72 million people visited the Auschwitz Memorial in 2015. Never before in the space of a single year have so many people familiarized themselves at first hand with the significance of the space of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp.

Memorial available for the deaf

31-12-2015
Special films prepared by the PITAGORAS Development Association in cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum bring the history of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp closer to the deaf visiting the Auschwitz Memorial.

Auschwitz Memorial awaits participants of the World Youth Day

15-12-2015
In connection with the World Youth Day (WYD), scheduled to take place next year in Cracow, the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum will be accessible to visitors on special conditions. Changes in the organisation of tours are the result of huge interest in the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on the part of participants of the WYD.

71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – "Returns"

11-12-2015
On 27 January 2016, the 71st anniversary event commemorating the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place at the Memorial Site. The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda has extended his honorary patronage over the event.

Call for camp memorabilia

18-11-2015
Auschwitz Memorial it is not only a vast territory and genuine post-camp blocks, barracks, guard towers… but also dozen thousands of exhibits of particular character, meaning and symbology. Memory is not given once and for all. When the last witnesses and survivors pass away, we need to build it collectively on what remains: accounts of former prisoners and genuine memorabilia connected with KL Auschwitz.

International education conference "Remembrance has not matured in us yet...”

02-11-2015
How do we teach about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in a time we are losing the last eyewitnesses to the history? Are we dealing exclusively with the transfer of historical information or should educators also look for references to problems and challenges of the contemporary world? Of what relevance today, are spoken and material evidence? These are just some of the questions posed during the international education conference "Remembrance has not matured in us yet...” which was held at the Auschwitz Memorial on 26-29 October.
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