MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

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

25-01-2013
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

04-01-2013
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

02-01-2013
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

12-12-2012
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

09-12-2012
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.

“Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism”. International conference at the Auschwitz Memorial Si

28-11-2012
The conference “Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism,” organised by the Auschwitz Museum, was attended by representatives of 26 institutions from seven countries in Europe, the USA and Israel, mainly specialist involved in the building of a database consisting of the names and surnames of those persecuted by the Nazis. The theme of the meeting was to discuss the problem of a long-term storage of digital data.
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