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To leave a trace of themselves. Online lesson about art at KL Auschwitz.

05-10-2016
'Art at Auschwitz concentration camp' – is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It is dedicated to a unique document which shows the reality of functioning of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz as well as the fate if its victims – works of art made by the prisoners. The author of the lesson is Agnieszka Sieradzka, an art historian who works at the Collections of the Memorial.

Members of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum

30-09-2016
On September 27, members of the Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum. The Council controls and gives opinions on the entire work of the Foundation. The council is made up of persons acting to preserve the memory of the German Nazi crimes, historians and experts in finance or conservation, among others. Some of them are simultaneously members of the International Auschwitz Council.

Good prospect for education at the Memorial. Prof. Piotr Gliński signed an agreement on the financing of the ICEAH HQ

16-09-2016
On September 15, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Piotr Gliński signed at the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum a funding agreement for the project of adapting the building of the so-called Old Theatre for the activities of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

"Auschwitz. Death factory" – new temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial

05-09-2016
"Auschwitz. Death factory. Topography and Daily Life of a Concentration and Extermination camp” is the title of the exposition, which will be on display until 30 October 2016 at the camp’s laundry building on the premises of the former Auschwitz I camp. The exhibition was prepared by the National Socialism Documentation Center in Cologne, Peter Siebers and Prof. Gideon Greif, in cooperation with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

10 years of work of Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński as the director of the Memorial

01-09-2016
1 September 2016 marks ten years of the work of Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński as the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Within the last ten years, the Memorial has developed dynamically and changed in several aspects.

Original camp correspondence of Mykoła Kłymyszyn

17-08-2016
Original camp correspondence of Mykoła Kłymyszyn a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz no. 57340, are now in the Archive of the Memorial.
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