President of Finland visits Auschwitz Memorial Site

The president of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum on 10 October. This visit was of a private nature. The honoured guest was greeted by the director of the Museum, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński.

“432. Marian Kołodziej. Magister vitae" — educational session

An educational session devoted to the life and work of former Auschwitz prisoner Marian Kołodziej, one of the leading Polish theatre set designers after World War II, was held on 2 October 2013. It was organised by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust and the St Maximilian Kolbe Centre in Harmęże, which presents an exhibition of the work of Marian Kołodziej entitled “Klisze Pamięci”.

Conservation works on two blocks in the Auschwitz I camp completed

A three-year project concerning the preservation of historical blocks 2 and 3 of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz has just been completed. Its aim was to protect the authenticity of these preserved blocks and to make them available to visitors in the future.

“Auschwitz — history and symbolism”. Czech teachers at the Memorial Site

48 teachers from the Czech Republic involved in teaching about the Holocaust took part in the seminar “Auschwitz – history and symbolism” at the Auschwitz Museum, which was jointly organised by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust and the Terezín Memorial Site.

International Auschwitz Council on Education Centre

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

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.
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