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The Torah in the Oswiecim Synagogue

15-08-1999
A new copy of the Torah scrolls, copied by a group of families from Long Island, New York, was dedicated at a ceremony in the former Lomdej Misznajot synagogue building in Oswiecim.

The Permanent Exhibition on the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum

15-08-1999
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial staff members Teresa Swiebocka and Witold Smrek were invited to London by the Imperial War Museum.

The 55th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Gypsy Camp

02-08-1999
Ceremonies marking the 55th anniversary of the liquidation of the so called Gypsy camp were attended by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, Polish Senate Speaker Alicja Grzeskowiak, Polish Roma Association president Roman Kwiatkowski, German Central Roma Council chairman Romani Rose, Israeli ambassador to Poland Ygal Anebi, and other representativces of Roma organizations and the diplomatic community.

Visitors to the Museum

30-07-1999
A visit by President Robert Kocharian of Armenia.

A Conference on the Forced Labor Issue

24-07-1999
Prof. Waclaw Dlugoborski attended a conference on the issue of forced labor in the Third Reich and reparations for the victims, organized at the Buchenwald Museum and Memorial near Weimar by the German government expert on these reparations, Prof. Lutz of the Schiller University in Jena. Prof. Długoborski chaired the Section I session on the definition and types of forced labor.

Museum Staff Members in Washington

20-07-1999
Museum staff members attended the summer workshops organized by the Center for Holocaust Research in Washington.
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