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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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Volkswagen’s gift to Auschwitz Memorial

04-07-2019
On June 28th, in the German Resistance Memorial Centre in Berlin, representatives of the Volkswagen company, in cooperation with the International Auschwitz Committee, donated to the Auschwitz Museum two microbuses which are going to support the educational activity of the Memorial.

Sessions of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

24-06-2019
The 12th and 13th sessions of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council were held in Warsaw on June 10th and in Oświęcim on June 18th. The main task of the Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Preserve authenticity. Conservation of the brick barracks of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

24-06-2019
The four-year conservation of the first brick prisoner barracks at the site of the former German Nazi Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp has come to an end. It is part of the Master Plan for Preservation (MPP), a multi annual conservation program at the Auschwitz Memorial. The MPP is funded by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

14 June 2019 - National Remembrance Day for Victims of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps - invitation

03-06-2019
On 14 June 2019, we will commemorate the 79th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz created in Nazi-occupied Poland incorporated into the Third Reich. Subject to the decision of the Polish Parliament, the anniversary date is a National Remembrance Day of Victims of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps. The events commemorating the anniversary will take place on 13 and 14 June in Tarnów, Harmęże and Oświęcim.

A set of moving drawings made by Auschwitz survivor Jerzy Zieleziński in the Collections of the Memorial

03-06-2019
The Collection of the Memorial Site has been enriched with a rich collection of drawings by the former Polish prisoner of Auschwitz Jerzy Zieleziński. Most of them were made shortly after the war, depicting the reality of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

28th March of the Living

04-05-2019
The 28th March of the Living was held on the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on May 2. This year's edition was attended by about 10,000 people from more than 40 countries and regions of the world, predominantly Jews, and over a thousand students from Polish schools.
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