On 13 June in block 27 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a new national exhibition entitled “Shoah” was opened. The ceremony was attended by, among others, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski. The exhibition was prepared by the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. During the solemn inauguration of the exhibition, the director of the Institute, Avner Shalev, was honoured with the “Light of Remembrance” award, which was granted by the Museum for his outstanding contribution to the education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Guests of honour of the ceremony were Holocaust survivors, including Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel.