MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

New book and online lesson on the liberation of Auschwitz

03-02-2015
“Auschwitz after the liberation” is the new publication of the Museum, written by Dr. Jacek Lachendro, historian from the Research Center, in connection with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is most of all the history of what happened in the premises of the former German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp from the moment of liberation until the creation of the State Museum in 1947. This topic is also discussed in the new online lesson of the Auschwitz Memorial.

Don’t be a passive bystander. 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

27-01-2015
On January 27, about 300 Survivors, witnesses of the history of Auschwitz, have met in front of the Death Gate of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

New exhibitions of the Auschwitz Museum on the Google Cultural Institute platform

27-01-2015
“The Liberation and Evacuation of Auschwitz" and "Sonderkommando" are two new digital exhibitions of the Auschwitz Museum on the Google Cultural Institute platform prepared in connection with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. They are available in two language versions, in Polish and English.

Epitaph. Reflections about the darkest page of human history.

26-01-2015
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, the collection of 14 essays written by Dr. Piotr MA Cywiński who for over 8 years has been director of the world's most famous Memorial Site and symbol of the Shoah has been published in English.

Hear the Voice of Survivors. 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

25-01-2015
On January 27, 2015, during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the eyes of the world will be focused on about 300 Survivors who will stand in front of the Death Gate of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The organizers of the events are the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the International Auschwitz Council.

Auschwitz Legacies – the catalogue of the Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial

24-01-2015
For the first time in its history the Auschwitz Memorial has published the catalogue of its Collections. The album presents in a very comprehensive manner the authentic items related to the history of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. These are both thousands of personal objects which belonged to the victims of Auschwitz as well as documents and things left behind by the SS men from the camp garrison.
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