The third session of the Auschwitz Council

Preparations for the 70th anniversary of liberation of the former Nazi German concentration camp were the most important issue during the session of The International Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Auschwitz Council, appointed by the he minister of culture and art, supervises the statutory activity of the Museum and gives an opinion on plans for its actions.

The 23rd March of the Living

On April 28 the 23th March of the Living took place at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Approximately ten thousand people, mostly young Jews from all around the world, but also a large group of Polish youth, marched from the 'Arbeit macht frei' gate at Auschwitz I to Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It was the last March of the Living before the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp falling on 27th of January 2015.

70th anniversary of extermination of Jews from Hungary. Living community of memory on-line.

The story of the transports of Jews deported from Hungary to the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz 70 years ago, in summer 1944, will be available to follow at the Auschwitz Memorial Facebook page, as well as through other social media of the Museum.

Online Museum Library catalogue

The full catalogue of the Auschwitz Museum Library is now available online at The multilingual collection of books is one of the largest covering the history of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The collection is constantly updated with new publications.

17 thousand inmates participated in the ICEAH courses

„Auschwitz — History — Civic Education” is a multidimensional educational project addressed to correction officers and other employees of the Prison Service as well as to the prison inmates. In the educational process carried out in penitentiaries teaching about what happened in Auschwitz serves in particular the history of Auschwitz and the memory of those who suffered or died there, but it also shows what contempt and hatred can lead to.

“People of Good Will” Exhibition at the Book Gallery

The Auschwitz Museum exhibition “People of Good Will” is presented in front of the Library in Oświęcim. It shows portraits of some of the citizens of Oświęcim and other towns nearby who helped prisoners of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.
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