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Gold Medal at the New York Film Festivals and TV Awards for the film “Escapes through wires - underground shelter”

11-04-2018
"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

11-04-2018
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.

Cooperation between the Auschwitz Museum, Le Camp des Milles and the region of Bouches du Rhône

26-03-2018
On march 20, 2018, representatives of Le Camp des Milles Memorial and the region of Bouches du Rhône in France signed a tripartite agreement of cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum. The agreement concerns historical research, exchange of archival materials and mutual exhibition projects.

International Summer Academy in German (II level)

09-03-2018
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for enrolment to the second level of the International Summer Academy in German, which will take place 02-09 July 2018 and addressed to persons who participated in the first level.

International Summer Academy in German (I level)

08-03-2018
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for enrolment to the sixth edition of the International Summer Academy in German, which will take place 18-24.08.2018 at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

A child's dress - a family memento of a former prisoner born in the camp - donated to the Museum Collections

01-03-2018
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.
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