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New online lesson about the inhabitants of Oświęcim during the German occupation

08-06-2021
“Inhabitants of Oświęcim during the occupation” is the title of the new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, the Head of the Auschwitz Museum Research Center.

The Memorial available seven days a week from 14 June

07-06-2021
From 14 June, the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum will be open to visitors seven days a week.

Inauguration of the exhibition and temporary seat of the National Auschwitz-Birkenau Institute in Spain

03-06-2021
In the San Salvador monastery in Oña, in the Spanish Burgos region, temporary seat of the National Auschwitz-Birkenau Institute in Spain was inaugurated. Three exhibitions are presented there: “German Nazi Death Camp Konzentrationslager Auschwitz”, “Oświęcim 1920-1930” and “Poland under occupation”.

“…I still have so much to do...” – online educational session devoted to Jerzy Adam Brandhuber

02-06-2021
“…I still have so much to do...” is the title of online educational session by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust to be held on June 17th. It is going to be devoted to Jerzy Adam Brandhuber – painter, inmate of the German Auschwitz camp and one of the first staff members at the Auschwitz Memorial. This year marks 40th anniversary of his passing away.

Competition for a new Polish exhibition at the Memorial

31-05-2021
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim announces a new competition for the artistic concept and architectural and construction design of the exhibition, titled, “Poles in KL Auschwitz. Inhabitants of the Land of Oświęcim during World War II”.

81st anniversary of the first transport of Poles to KL Auschwitz. June 14, 1940

26-05-2021
On 14 June 1940, the Germans transferred a group of 728 Poles from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp. The group included soldiers of the September campaign, members of independence underground organisations, school pupils and students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They were given numbers from 31 to 758.