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News

Laureates of the literary contest “What does Auschwitz mean in my today life?” awarded

29-05-2013
At the Office of the Human Rights Defender in Warsaw, the results of the literary competition “What does Auschwitz mean in my today life?” were announced and awards were handed out to the laureates.

Historical diary come to the Museum

28-05-2013
The diary made by prisoners of the German concentration camps: Auschwitz, Dachau and Mauthausen-Gusen, has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial Site. In this unique, dozen pages notebook are drawings of camp scenes and poems. The diary was offered to the Museum by Eleanor Hensel from California, the wife of U.S. Army Lieutenant Clifford Hensel, who participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany.

“Auschwitz, Memory, World” exhibition in Kraków

25-05-2013
Personalities from the world of politics and religion, who for over 65 years have paid tribute to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, are present at the Museum’s temporary exhibition "Auschwitz, Memory, World". The exhibition can be seen until the end of August in Kraków.

“Lagerkapelle” — temporary exhibition dedicated to the camp orchestras

23-05-2013
An exhibition dedicated to the orchestras functioning in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz can be seen at the Memorial Site until 21 June.

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.
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