Seminar in Yad Vashem completed

25 middle school and secondary school teachers, educators as well as employees of memorial sites and institutions conducting educational activity in the field of history of the Holocaust and World War II participated in the seminar entitled “Judaism — the History and Culture of Polish Jews — the Holocaust” which took place on November 2–13 at the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. On the Polish side, the seminar is co-organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in the Auschwitz Museum.

Painting by David Olère, a former prisoner, as a gift for the Museum

The Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial have been enriched with a gift of a painting by David Olère, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Sonderkommando. The painting was a part of the private collection of Serge Klarsfeld, vice president of Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (Shoah Foundation), member of the International Auschwitz Council and Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

Lemkin's seminar for diplomats

In the months of October and November, two subsequent editions of Raphael Lemkin’s seminar were held in the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. The seminar is addressed to diplomats and middle management government employees from around the world. It was organized by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) in cooperation with the United Nations and the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH).

The Auschwitz Memorial in Virtual Panoramic Images

The new virtual tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial includes over 200 high-quality panoramic photographs. The 360⁰ images present the authentic sites and buildings of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, complete with historical descriptions, dozens of witness accounts, archival documents and photographs, artworks created by the prisoners, and objects related to the history of the camp.

The law cannot be free from values

“Role of justice in fighting hatred and discrimination” — this is the title of the panel discussion which took place on 4th November in the so-called “Sauna” building in the former German Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp.

USC Shoah Foundation and World Jewish Congress for the 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

Thanks to the support granted by the USC Shoah Foundation and the World Jewish Congress, a group of a hundred former Auschwitz prisoners from all over the world will take part in the commemoration event of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on January 27, 2015.
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