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70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising outbreak

01-08-2014
On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising outbreak, dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Director of Auschwitz Museum, paid tribute to the heroes and victims of the Uprising, including thousands of inhabitants of capital deported to Auschwitz. He laid a wreath under the Wall of Death five o’clock sharp – at the same hour when the uprising started.

International Summer Academy in German

31-07-2014
The International Summer Academy in German took place at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and Holocaust on 23-29 of August. This year’s edition gathered 22 participants: teachers, students, educators from Dachau and Mauthausen Memorials, and a university lecturer from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Preparations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation

28-07-2014
The upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz was the subject of a press conference held at the Memorial. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the International Auschwitz Council are the organisers of the commemoration event.

"Deportations of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz" - new online lesson

25-07-2014
The new online lesson on the Museum’s website is dedicated to the history of Jews deported from Hungary in order to be exterminated at the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. This year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of those events.

Greek order for the Director of the Museum

17-07-2014
The Director of the Auschwitz Museum, dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński , was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Greek Order of the Phoenix by the President of Greece, Karolos Papoluias. The Greek President, Karolos Papoulias, visited the Memorial Site and the Auschwitz Museum in July last year. It was a part of his official visit to Poland.

‘If Not for Those Ten...’ – Awards for Volunteers of the Memorial

14-07-2014
On the 67th anniversary of establishing The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the ‘If Not for Those Ten...’ awards were handed out. This honourable mention by the Director of the Museum was awarded to volunteers and representatives of the institutions supporting the voluntary work in the Memorial.
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