MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Bus from Volkswagen for the Auschwitz Memorial Site

12-06-2013
In Berlin, a ceremony was held for the transfer to the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau of a bus donated by Volkswagen AG and the International Auschwitz Committee. The new vehicle will transport visitors free of charge between the former camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which are at a distance of more than 2 km.

New storage for suitcases and change in the storage system of historical objects

10-06-2013
At the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site, work is underway on comprehensive modernisation of the warehouses for historic suitcases. The project is connected with the extensive investments in the warehouses to ensure maximum safety of archival materials and collections, all of which constitute a material witness to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz.

Laureates of the literary contest “What does Auschwitz mean in my today life?” awarded

29-05-2013
At the Office of the Human Rights Defender in Warsaw, the results of the literary competition “What does Auschwitz mean in my today life?” were announced and awards were handed out to the laureates.

Historical diary come to the Museum

28-05-2013
The diary made by prisoners of the German concentration camps: Auschwitz, Dachau and Mauthausen-Gusen, has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial Site. In this unique, dozen pages notebook are drawings of camp scenes and poems. The diary was offered to the Museum by Eleanor Hensel from California, the wife of U.S. Army Lieutenant Clifford Hensel, who participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany.

“Auschwitz, Memory, World” exhibition in Kraków

25-05-2013
Personalities from the world of politics and religion, who for over 65 years have paid tribute to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, are present at the Museum’s temporary exhibition "Auschwitz, Memory, World". The exhibition can be seen until the end of August in Kraków.

“Lagerkapelle” — temporary exhibition dedicated to the camp orchestras

23-05-2013
An exhibition dedicated to the orchestras functioning in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz can be seen at the Memorial Site until 21 June.
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