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News

70th anniversary of the Sonderkommando revolt

10-10-2014
On October 7, the 70th anniversary of Sonderkommando prisoners revolt was commemorated next to the ruins of the gas chamber and crematory IV on the site of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Sonderkommando was a work group consisting mainly of Jewish prisoners, who were forced by the Germans to work in gas chambers, burning pits and crematories.

27th Session of the International Auschwitz Council

04-10-2014
The upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and funding of the establishment of the official seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) and of the New Main Exhibition at the Memorial Site were the two main subjects of debates at the session of the International Auschwitz Council. It took place on 1 October in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and was chaired by prof. Władysław Bartoszewski.

Vatican's support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

29-09-2014
Vatican is the 31st state to support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Its goal is to collect 120 million Euro for the Perpetual Capital, profits from which will enable the Foundation to preserve the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz from the threat of deterioration over time.

70.auschwitz.org – This Anniversary Won’t be the Same…

24-09-2014
The Museum has launched a special website - 70.auschwitz.org - dedicated to the upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The site features, for example, the ’Map of World Remembrance’, where we are going to mark all commemorative events concerning the 27th of January 2015.

Seminar for educators from Israel finished

30-08-2014
Educators from Israel, including staff of the Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Studies, teachers and guides who come to Poland with the Israeli youth, participated in the seminar “Auschwitz in the collective consciousness in Poland and around the world. The role and significance of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial for Jews and Poles” It has been organised by The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

The 70th anniversary of deportations of Jews from the Łódź Ghetto to Auschwitz

08-08-2014
70 years ago, on 9th August 1944, liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto (German: Litzmannstadt Ghetto) began. The process lasted a little over three weeks and saw ca. 67 thousand men, women and children deported to the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwiz-Birkenau.
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