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The Bundeswehr at the former Auschwitz Concentration Camp

22-02-1999
Over 100 soldiers from the Bundeswehr Armored Brigade visited the Auschwitz Museum. They were accompanied by German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping, who joined Polish Defense Minister Janusz Onyszkiewicz in paying homage to the victims. Scharping stated that the German government recognizes its responsibility for all periods of German history, including the evil periods....

The Organization of the Eleventh March of the Living

15-02-1999
The Office of the Prime Minister held a seminar on the organization of this year's March of the Living. Jewish march organizers and educators took part, as did representatives of the Polish Prime Minister, Polish-Jewish friendship organizations, the Oswiecim city government, the village of Brzezinka, and the Museum.

Man and Crimes Against Humanity. A book by J. Musiol

30-01-1999
Jozef Musiol's book, Man and Crimes Against Humanity, published by the Museum, was launched in the Warsaw Booksellers' Club.

The Anniversary of the Liberation of the Camp

27-01-1999
The Anniversary of the Liberation of the Camp and Associated Ceremonies.

1,000,000 Kroner for the Museum

27-01-1999
A Swedish Government grant of 1,000,000 kroner was officially presented to the Museum on January 27, 1999. The funds are designated for replacing the current Kleio computer program, used in the Archives, with new programming. The project also includes the introduction of new facilities for entering, searching, and analyzing the data

Exhibition of Competition Entries in Cracow

20-01-1999
There was an exhibition, organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Center for Jewish Culture in Cracow, of entries in the "Interior Design for the Former Sauna Building in Birkenau" competition. The exhibition was held at the Jewish Culture Center and was the work of the Exhibition Department staff at the Museum.
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