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News

Seminar for teachers and educators from Lithuania

19-04-2012
At the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau the first seminar for teachers and educators from Lithuania took place. It was organized under the auspices of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust as well as the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania.

21st March of the Living

19-04-2012
The 21st March of the Living was held on April 19 at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz–Birkenau. The sound of the shofar gave the signal to begin the March from the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei". Participants walked in silence to Birkenau where the main ceremony was held near the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria.

Director of the Auschwitz Museum in the Council for Museums

16-04-2012
Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński, was appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, to the Council for Museums at the Ministry of Culture. In April 16th nominations were officially presented by the Deputy Minister, Małgorzata Omilanowska.

New educational books for children

06-04-2012
The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust has published the two new educational books for children in Polish language: Czika, the Dog in the Ghetto and If the Stars Could Only Speak. The books published in Polish are subsequent works written by Batsheva Dagan, a former Auschwitz prisoner. In 2010, through the cooperation with the ICEAH, a volume of the author’s poetry was released, entitled, Blessed Be, Cursed Be: Reminiscences from “There.”

Doctors in Auschwitz. National Socialism and Medicine in the Third Reich

05-04-2012
The complicated relations between German SS doctors and prisoners working in the camp hospitals, as well as moral and ethical issues arising from the crimes of the Nazis doctors, are some of the topics for medical students and doctors from Germany during the seminar "National Socialism and Medicine in the Third Reich." The seminar war organized by the Digital Repository of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the University of Witten/Herdecke.

Polish-Dutch educational cooperation

04-04-2012
From the 4 - 9 of March 2012, the third seminar was held in the Netherlands under the auspices of the Holocaust Education in European Perspective project (HEEP). The project is conducted for teachers, educators, as well as staff of institutions that deal with the history of World War II and the Holocaust. It is possible due to the cooperative work between the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
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