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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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International Summer Academy in English

05-08-2021
The 8th International Summer Academy, organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, took place on July 9-30, 2021.

Commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

05-08-2021
On the night of August 2/3, 1944, in Auschwitz II-Birkenau the Germans liquidated the so-called family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4,300 children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp, were murdered in gas chambers. Today, August 2 is celebrated in Poland as the Sinti and Roma Genocide Remebrance Day. The ceremony was attended by representatives of state authorities, ambassadors, representatives of local authorities, cultural institutions and museums. During the celebrations, Director Cywiński presented Romani Rose with the “Light of Remembrance”, the highest award at the Memorial, which is awarded to people who have contributed most to education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

"Auschwitz - History and Symbolism" - online seminar for teachers and educators from Ukraine

19-07-2021
History teachers from Ukraine participated in a two-day online seminar titled "Auschwitz - History and Symbolism," which took place on July 12 and 13. The event was organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in cooperation with the Ukrainian Holocaust Research Institute "Tkuma".

"There are always exclusions on the road to Auschwitz". International conference on exclusions in the contemporary world.

13-07-2021
Exclusions were the topic of an international educational conference organised by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Museum entitled "If This Is a Man" Exclusions in the Modern World".

Sport and sportspeople in KL Auschwitz. New temporary exhibition at the Memorial

06-07-2021
"Sport and Sportspeople in KL Auschwitz" is a new temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial that tells the story of sport and sportspeople deported to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz through archival material, artworks and original objects.

Winners of the volunteers award “If Not For Those Ten…”

05-07-2021
On the 74th anniversary of establishing of the Museum at the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, we are announcing the winners of “If Not for Those Ten…” awards. They go to our volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting voluntary work at the Memorial. Among the 2021 winners there are persons from Poland, Spain, Japan, Austria.