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If not for those ten... — presentation of awards

07-07-2013
At the 66th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the "If not for those ten..." awards were presented. This is a distinction awarded by the director of the Museum to volunteers and representatives of institutions each year for their support at the Memorial Site.

Memories of the women's camp orchestra. New Museum publication

25-06-2013
“Paths of my life. Recollections of a violinist from Birkenau” is the title of the memoirs of Heleny Dunicz Niwińska, a former prisoner of Auschwitz who spent two years playing in the women’s orchestra in the German Nazi camp of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This latest book published by the Auschwitz Museum is the first Polish publication devoted to the women’s orchestra....

Order of Saint Charles to Piotr M.A. Cywiński

21-06-2013
Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and president of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński, was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Saint Charles, the highest decoration of state of the Principality of Monaco.

The Fifth Meeting of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

19-06-2013
The Perpetual Fund created and managed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation currently includes 23 countries. The total financial declarations amount to ca. €100 million of which almost €47 million has already been contributed to the Foundation. The Foundation had its fifth session at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw. During the meeting two new members of the Council were appointed: Henryk Wujec and Wojciech Soczewica.

International Auschwitz Council about the Museum’s new exhibition

18-06-2013
The scenario of the new main exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial Site was the main topic of the meeting of the International Auschwitz Council. Two-day meeting in Auschwitz on 17-18 June was chaired by Professor Władysław Bartoszewski. During the Council also staff awards ceremony was held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

“Words in the service of hatred”

17-06-2013
More than 120 educators, teachers, representatives of non-governmental organisations dealing with human rights and journalists took part in the fourth edition of the National Conference of "Words in the service of hatred" Auschwitz and the Holocaust against the background of crimes of genocide in the twentieth century, which was held 13-15 June at the International Youth Meeting Centre and the Auschwitz Memorial Site.
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