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Against denial of the Holocaust. Muslim clerics and activists at the Memorial Site

23-05-2013
On 22 May, a group of Muslim clerics, activists and teachers visited Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum. The study visit was part of a special program co-organised by the U.S. State Department, which aims to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski visited the Auschwtiz Memorial

17-05-2013
On 17th May, the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, visited the Memorial Site and the Auschwitz Museum. In front of the building of the former camp's crematorium and gas chamber no. I, he laid a wreath and paid tribute to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

Second Session of the Museum Council

10-05-2013
The Museum Council for the term of 2012 – 2016 held its session in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Council, appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, supervises the statutory operation of the Museum, and also expresses opinions on the Museum’s plans of operation. An important issue discussed at the meeting were more and more realistic threats related to the freezing of wages.

Switzerland essentialy increased its support to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

05-05-2013
The government of the Swiss Confederation has announced an increase of their support to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation up to 1 million euro. The decision was announced on May 3 by the Swiss Ambassador to Poland, Lukas Beglinger. Switzerland was one of the first countries which responded to the appeal of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and declared in 2010 their donation of 100 thousand CHF to the Perpetual Fund of the Foundation.

Augustinians visited the Auschwitz Memorail

02-05-2013
Dozens of clergy, the major Superiors of the Order of St. Augustine from throughout Europe, visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site. A visit to the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp was a part of a day of recollection organised during the conference of the European provincial Augustinians in Kraków.

Auschwitz gave rise to the unification of Europe. Martin Schulz visits the Memorial Site

20-04-2013
On 20 April, the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz visited the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The guest was guided around the Memorial Site by the deputy director of the Museum, Andrzej Kacorzyk.
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