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Escape from our present day responsibility. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2018

25-01-2019
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2018 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński emphasized how important it is to face in the context of the history of Auschwitz our modern responsibility.

Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, at the Auschwitz Memorial

25-01-2019
On January 22nd Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum. The guest was welcomed by Andrzej Kacorzyk, Deputy Director of the Museum, Head of the International Center of Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

Director of the Auschwitz Museum Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński awarded with the Legion of Honour

22-01-2019
Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz Museum, was bestowed the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit. The ceremony took place on January 17th at the Embassy of France in Warsaw.

2 million 152 thousand visitors at the Memorial in 2018

04-01-2019
In 2018, 2 million 152 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration and Holocaust camps under the care of the Museum. It is about 50,000 more than in the record-breaking 2017.

The grand anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz next year

03-01-2019
The year 2019 at the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum will be primarily dedicated to preparations for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which will be commemorated on 27 January 2020. A special team at the Museum responsible for the organization of this unique event will commence work right after the January commemoration of the 74th anniversary.

Researching names of Auschwitz prisoners thanks to remote access to International Tracing Service Archives

04-12-2018
Thanks to the two-year research project implemented by the Auschwitz Museum and the International Tracing Service (ITS), a research shall be conducted for sets of documents from different concentration camps, including Buchenwald and Mauthausen, stored in the ITS archive in Germany.
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