MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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“History, Memory, Education”. Summer Academy 2014 in English and German.

19-01-2014
We invite all people who are interested in Auschwitz-related issues and Holocaust education to the International Summer Academy 2014 – a seminar organised in English and German. In particular, we would like to invite teachers, educators, museum personnel and employees of those institutions that deal with the history of the Second World War.

Auschwitz Memorial visited by 1.33 million people in 2013

03-01-2014
1.33 m people from all over the world visited the Auschwitz Memorial in 2013. A high turnout from previous years has been maintained. The majority of visitors consist of young people arriving mostly as part of various educational programmes.

Loaned historical barrack returned to Poland

29-12-2013
Half of the original prisoners' wooden barracks from the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II—Birkenau returned to Poland after more than two decades of being loaned to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington. This historical object arrived by sea to the port of Gdynia.

The seminar "Judaism - the History and Culture of Polish Jews - the Holocaust" completed

19-12-2013
7th December saw the completion of the two-week seminar entitled „Judaism — the History and Culture of Polish Jews — the Holocaust” for educators from Poland which took place at the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem.

President of Nauru at the Auschwitz Memorial

22-11-2013
The President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on November 21. This was the first visit of a representative of this republic in Micronesia to the former German concentration and extermination camp.

UN Secretary General at the Auschwitz Memorial

18-11-2013
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum on November 18. The visit, above all, paid tribute to victims of the camp but also emphasized the importance of the UN work for tolerance, peace and genocide prevention. During the visit the access of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Memorial — at the invitation of the UN — to the United Nations Academic Impact was announced.
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