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Online educational session devoted to Polish foresters in KL Auschwitz

04-07-2021
Online conference of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust dedicated to the fate of foresters deported to German Nazi camp Auschwitz and addressed to Polish State Forests staff was held on June 29th.

International Summer Academy in German - 23-27 August 2021

28-06-2021
The 8th edition of the International Summer Academy in German – “Auschwitz – history, memory and education” will take place on August 23-27 2021. The program has been organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum in cooperation with Pädagogische Hochschule Wien.

Dog tag of an SS camp garrison member in the Collections of the Memorial

23-06-2021
A dog tag belonging to one of the SS camp garrison members at the Auschwitz German Nazi concentration and extermination camp has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial. It is the second item of this kind in the Museum's Collection.

“Auschwitz. Monograph of the Human” by Piotr Cywiński delves deeply into human emotions inside the camp

17-06-2021
“Auschwitz. Monograph of the Human” is a new book by Auschwitz Museum Director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński. It is the first attempt - on a global scale - to delve so deeply into human emotions inside the camp. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand what Auschwitz was all about.

The exhibition "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away." in Kansas City. Luis Ferreiro awarded with the "Light of Remembrance".

16-06-2021
On June 14th, the day which marks the anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to German Auschwitz camp and specially for this occasion, at Union Station in Kansas City in the USA, the exhibition “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away” was inaugurated, prepared by the Auschwitz Museum and Spanish company Musealia. During the inauguration ceremony Luis Ferreiro, Director of Musealia, was awarded with the “Light of Remembrance”, the most important distinction of the Auschwitz Memorial.

81st anniversary of deportation of the first Poles to KL Auschwitz – National Remembrance Day

14-06-2021
14 June 1940 is considered the date when German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp began its functioning. On that day, the Germans deported from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp the group of 728 Poles. Among them were soldiers of the September 1939 campaign, members of underground independence groups, high-school and university students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They received numbers 31 to 758.