From the 15th to the 26th of July, a group of educators from Israel took part in the seminar "Auschwitz in the Collective Consciousness in Poland and around the World. The Role and Significance of the Memory about Auschwitz-Birkenau for Jews and Poles," which was organised by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
Several hundred people attended the ceremony of the Genocide Remembrance Day of the Roma and Sinti at the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The ceremony was held on 68th anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called Gypsy Family Camp (Zigeunerfamilienlager). On the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Nazis murdered in gas chambers in Birkenau nearly 3000 children, women and men.
68 years ago, on August 1, 1944, the Warsaw Uprising broke out. On the anniversary of this event, punctually at 5 p.m. — at the W-Hour that begun the Warsaw Uprising — Museum Director, Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, who is from Warsaw, paid tribute to the participants and victims of the Uprising. When the sirens sounded, he placed a wreath at the Death Wall in the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
“Memorial Sites as a Key for the Future Education” is the title of a seminar for Polish and Lithuanian educators, which was held on 9-14 July 2012. The training, which took place in Lithuania, was attended by 25 people: teachers and employees of departments of education at memorial sites throughout Poland who implement the theme of World War II within their work with youth.
Medal of the National Education Commission received two representatives of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. From the hands of the Deputy Minister of Education, Tadeusz Sławecki, the awards received Andrzej Kacorzyk, deputy director of the Museum, who directs the work of the Centre, and Alicja Białecka, the head of the ICEAH Program Section.