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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

‘If Not for Those Ten...’ – Awards for Volunteers of the Memorial

14-07-2014
On the 67th anniversary of establishing The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the ‘If Not for Those Ten...’ awards were handed out. This honourable mention by the Director of the Museum was awarded to volunteers and representatives of the institutions supporting the voluntary work in the Memorial.

Bus donated to the Museum

14-07-2014
The Volkswagen AG company together with the International Auschwitz Committee donated a bus to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It will become a free-of-charge shuttle bus for transporting visitors between the two parts of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, which are located over 2 kilometres apart from each other.

Letters and camp items donated by the daughter of a former Auschwitz prisoner

14-07-2014
Personal items from the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp as well as original camp letters from the former prisoner Kazimiera Gruszczyńska were donated to the Museum Archives and Collection. The items were donated by her daughter - Lucyna Gruszczyńska-Jeleńska.

„Auschwitz – History and Symbolism” – Polish-Czech seminar is completed

11-07-2014
In Terezin the seminar dedicated to the history of the extermination of the Jews prepared by Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site, Institute of National Remembrance and Terezin Memorial Site is now completed.

Broader perspective on the history of Auschwitz – in English. The International Summer Academy.

10-07-2014
At the end of June and the beginning of July, participants from, among others, Sweden, Norway, Romania, United States, South Korea and United Kingdom took part in the fourth International Summer Academy, an English-language seminar organised by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

New analysis of the beginnings of murders in gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau

30-06-2014
The beginnings of the extermination of Jews in KL Auschwitz in the light of the source materials - a new publication of the Museum, through the analysis of 74 archival documents, most of them previously unpublished, describes preparation to the mass extermination of Jews in gas chambers and the process of turning Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp into a centre of mass extermination. Authors of the analysis are historians of the Research Center of the Museum: Igor Bartosik, Łukasz Martyniak and Piotr Setkiewicz.
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