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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

The Eleventh March of the Living

20-04-1999
Approximately 1,600 people, including several hundred Poles, took part in the Eleventh March of the Living.

Preservation of Concrete Fenceposts

20-04-1999
A conference was held on the problem of the conservation of the concrete posts from the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp perimeter fence.

A Polish Historian Denies the Existence of Gas Chambers at Auschwitz

15-04-1999
In 250 copies of a book printed at his own cost and distributed on the campus of Opole University, where he is employed, Dariusz Ratajczak writes that gas chambers used for murdering people are an invention of the adherents of the "religion of the Holocaust," and that Zyklon B was used exclusively to protect the Jews from the mortal danger carried by lice.

Almost Three Million Dollars for the Conservation Workshops

15-03-1999
The Lauder Foundation (USA) has assigned 2.8 million dollars for the adaptation of the so-called Aufnahmegebaeude (used at present, among other purposes, for the reception of visitors) as preservation workshops and a storage area.

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.
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