“Tragedy. Valour. Liberation.” New Russian Exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial.

On the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz the new Russian exhibition entitled “Tragedy. Valour. Liberation” was officially opened in the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is located in block 14 of Auschwitz I camp, in one of the nine which in October 1941 housed thousands of Soviet prisoners of war.

Let us bear witness to the truth. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2012.

The English-Polish summary report for 2012 of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has been published. In his introduction, Director Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński writes about the specific role of future generations in supporting the memory of the history of Auschwitz. “People survived and gave testimony. Today, thanks to their words and also to the original extant remains of the camp space, we remember and we try to understand. The knowledge we have obtained imposes a fearful obligation on us,” it reads.

Auschwitz Memorial in 2012. Undiminished Interest of the World

In 2012, there were 1,430,000 visitors to the grounds of the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz. This is a record number in the 65-years history of the Museum. What is important, more than one million people visited the Memorial annually in the last 6 years.

68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, a ceremony will be held for the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Honorary patronage over the event will be assumed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski.

Guardian of National Memory Sites medals for employees of the Auschwitz Museum

Guardian of National Memory Sites gold and silver medals were presented to employees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The solemn ceremony was presided over by Professor Andrzej Kunert, secretary of the Council for the Protection of Memory of Combat and Martyrdom (ROPWiM)

70th anniversary of the death of St. Grigol Peradze attended by the Georgian President

In the Auschwitz Memorial Site, celebrations were held for the 70th anniversary of the death of Archimandrite Grigol Peradze, an Orthodox holy martyr, who was murdered in the German Nazi concentration camp on Dec. 6, 1942.
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