Gold Medal at the New York Film Festivals and TV Awards for the film “Escapes through wires - underground shelter”
"Underground shelter”, the first of documentary films produced as part of the series "Escapes through wires” received a gold medal in the category “Docudrama” at the prestigious international competition New York Film Festivals and TV Awards 2018. The film director is the 2005 Oscar nominee Andrzej Celiński, producer Bartosz Klinik, and the narrator - the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński.
In the footsteps of the indomitables. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil” - winners of the V edition of the competitio
50 pupils from Małopolska participated in the final of the V edition of the competition “In the footsteps of the indomitables”. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil”. In addition to the challenges of the competition at the Captain Witold Pilecki State Higher Vocational School on 16 March 2018, the participants commemorated the victims at the Death Wall, and also took part in an educational project prepared by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.
A child's dress - a family memento of a former prisoner born in the camp - donated to the Museum Collections
A unique personal memento related to the fates of Maria Podstawna (previously Romik) and her mother Stefania was donated to the Auschwitz Museum Collections by Maria who was born at the German Nazi Auschwitz camp on 22 July 1943. The memento is a child’s dress made by the mother for her one-year old daughter in 1944, just after their release from the camp.