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On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, two first Auschwitz Memorial Honorary Consuls were appointed. Maria Zalewska from the United States and Enrique de Villamor y Soraluce from Spain will act on behalf of the Diplomacy of Remembrance network developed by the Museum.
On January 27, more than 200 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors met in front of the Death Gate at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2018 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński emphasized that human hatred can lead to horrible crimes, but everything starts with words.
The speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on 21 January. The delegation also included members of the United States Congress. The guests were welcomed by the deputy director of the Museum, Anna Skrzypińska.
A unique historical object has enriched the Collections of the Auschwitz Museum. It is a photo album framed in a cover made of human skin. Research by Museum experts indicates that it could have been created at the German concentration camp in Buchenwald.
The director of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, Piotr M. A. Cywiński, PhD, has been awarded the papal decoration "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. The ceremony took place on 14 January 2020 at the residence of the Archbishops of Warsaw.
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