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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

International Auschwitz Council on Education Centre

02-10-2013
Problems with the seat of the International Centre of Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Museum were the main subject of the meeting of the International Auschwitz Council. The XXV meeting, which was held in Warsaw on 2 October, was presided over by prof. Władysław Bartoszewski. Also present was the Vice Minister of Culture and National Heritage, prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska.

The historic building of the so-called little potato warehouse under the care of the Museum

24-09-2013
The so-called little potato warehouse, located within the immediate vicinity of the Birkenau camp, has come under the care of the Museum. In the near future it will be rebuilt. The historic building of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp will house technical support for preservation work carried out at the Auschwitz Memorial.

“Theresienstadt family camp” — temporary exhibition

09-09-2013
The exhibition is devoted to the history of the ghetto established by the Nazis in the Czech Terezin (Theresienstadt) and the fate of Jews deported from Terezin to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz. It can be seen in the temporary exhibition hall located in block 12 at the Museum.

International Summer Academy in German language

31-08-2013
From the 26-30 August at the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, the first International Summer Academy in German was held. This is a joint venture between the Centre for Education and the Higher School of Pedagogy in Vienna.

Transnational Training Programme. Polish, German, and Russian educational project

28-08-2013
The last session of the international work group for the trilateral Transnational Training Programme for educators from Poland, Germany, and Russia has come to a close. The project aims at acquainting its participants with the history of memorials, and presenting ways of incorporating human rights in teaching. Education should be based on the history of three memorials: Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Perm-36.

Opposed to a system of contempt. 72 anniversary of the death of Maximilian Kolbe

14-08-2013
72 years ago, in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, the Franciscan, Father Maximilian Kolbe, was murdered. On the anniversary of this event, by the block 11, where the monk was murdered, a holy mass was celebrated. It was presided over by the Ordinary of the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec, Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy. The service was attended by hundreds of people.
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