On the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz the new Russian exhibition entitled “Tragedy. Valour. Liberation” was officially opened in the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is located in block 14 of Auschwitz I camp, in one of the nine which in October 1941 housed thousands of Soviet prisoners of war.
The English-Polish summary report for 2012 of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has been published. In his introduction, Director Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński writes about the specific role of future generations in supporting the memory of the history of Auschwitz. “People survived and gave testimony. Today, thanks to their words and also to the original extant remains of the camp space, we remember and we try to understand. The knowledge we have obtained imposes a fearful obligation on us,” it reads.