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National Day of Remembrance of Nazi Concentration Camps Victims

16-06-2014
On June 14th, representatives of the directors and employees of Auschwitz Memorial, together with Dyonizy Lechowicz, former prisoners of Auschwitz and Mauthausen-Gusen camps, laid a wreath under the Execution Wall situated next to Block 11, to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance of Nazi Concentration Camps’ Victims. 74 years ago German Nazis brought to the newly built Auschwitz concentration camp a group of 728 Polish political prisoners from the prison in Tarnów. This date is considered to be the day when the camp began to operate.

26th Session of the International Auschwitz Council

13-06-2014
Preparations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, which will take place on 27 January 2015, were the main topic of the session of the International Auschwitz Council. The meeting, held in Oświęcim on 10 and 11 June, was chaired by Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski.

6th meeting of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

10-06-2014
30 countries have already supported the Perpetual Capital created and managed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Financial declarations amount to EUR 101 million in total, 67 million of which have already been placed in the Foundation's bank accounts. On 9 June 2014, in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw, the Foundation Council held its sixth meeting.

Women of war. Auschwitz and the Holocaust against the backdrop of genocide in the twentieth century

08-06-2014
“Women of war” was the main topic of the 5th Polish National Conference “Auschwitz and the Holocaust against the backdrop of genocide in the twentieth century”, which took place in Oświęcim between 5 and 8 June. The aim of the conference was to show situation of women during armed conflicts and wars, as well as in places where human rights abuse takes place. One of the organizers of the conference was International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

The Less I Understand, the More I Have to Ask

01-06-2014
A group of students from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver recently visited the Auschwitz Memorial for a two-week seminar entitled "Witnessing Auschwitz - Conflicting Stories and Memories". The event was co-organised by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

The international conference of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

26-05-2014
The international conference of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), co-organised by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, crowned the four-year project concerning the documentation of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. The main goal of the project was to arrange an exchange of experiences between people who work on documenting the history of the Holocaust, as well as to design a website providing access to many archival sources on the extermination of the Jews.
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