MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Auschwitz-Birkenau is a universal symbol. Swiss president visited the Memorial.

28-01-2014
The president of the Swiss Confederation and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter together with his wife visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum on 28 January 2014. They were greeted and guided around the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp by the director of the Museum, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński.

69th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

27-01-2014
On the 27th of January 2014, 69 years have passed since the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The anniversary ceremony, which took place at the former Aushwitz II-Birkenau camp were attended by former prisoners of Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors.

This place is impossible to ignore. Auschwitz Memorial Report for 2013.

23-01-2014
A report on the year 2013 in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum was published. In the introduction, director Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński underlined an incredible symbolic significance of the history of this Nazi German concentration and extermination camp.

Auschwitz Memorial on-line lesson in four new languages

20-01-2014
The on-line lesson “Auschwitz — Concentration and Extermination Camp“, which focuses on the most important topics in the history of this Nazi German camp, has been translated into four new languages: Arabic, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish. The Auschwitz Memorial is a pioneer of e-learning in institutions of this kind in Europe. The lesson is already avaiable in Polish and English.

“History, Memory, Education”. Summer Academy 2014 in English and German.

19-01-2014
We invite all people who are interested in Auschwitz-related issues and Holocaust education to the International Summer Academy 2014 – a seminar organised in English and German. In particular, we would like to invite teachers, educators, museum personnel and employees of those institutions that deal with the history of the Second World War.

Auschwitz Memorial visited by 1.33 million people in 2013

03-01-2014
1.33 m people from all over the world visited the Auschwitz Memorial in 2013. A high turnout from previous years has been maintained. The majority of visitors consist of young people arriving mostly as part of various educational programmes.
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