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News

“If it were not for ten...” – awards for volunteers

14-07-2012
“If it were not for ten...” is an award presented by the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to volunteers who have supported the Memorial Site. It was presented for the first time on to ten volunteers and representatives of the institution for their many years of voluntary support.

International Summer Academy

10-07-2012
At the end of June, the International Summer Academy took place at Memorial Sites. The English-language seminar of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was attended by participants from, among others, Norway, Bulgaria, USA, Germany and Spain.

Andrzej Kacorzyk was appointed the Deputy Director of the Museum

09-07-2012
Andrzej Kacorzyk was appointed the Deputy Director of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. At the Memorial he will be responsible, among others for the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Exhibition Department as well as for the Visitors Services Section.

Epitaph ... and other written concerns

04-07-2012
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Memorial Site and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, a new book has been released — a collection of 14 essays written by Piotr MA Cywiński who for several years has been director of the world's most famous Memorial Site and symbol of the Shoah.

65 years of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

02-07-2012
On July 2, 1947, the Polish Sejm adopted a law on the establishment of the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial Site on the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. While celebrating the 65th anniversary the opening of a new exhibition “Auschwitz. Memory. World,” a new awards ceremony for volunteers of the Memorial Site and the presentation of the new Museum publication — available in Polish language version — “Epitaph… and other written concerns” took place.

“Auschwitz and the Holocaust against the background of crimes of genocide"

01-07-2012
Over 100 people participated in the conference, "Auschwitz and the Holocaust against the background of crimes of genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first century", whose theme was "The entity against crimes." Among the participants were, among others: teachers, educators, lecturers and other people engaged in the dissemination of knowledge about the Holocaust, crimes of genocide and human rights.
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