A special Memorial Train from Slovakia arrived at Auschwitz along a historical route commemorating the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the first group of Jewish women from Slovakia by the Nazis to Auschwitz. The ceremony at the Memorial Site was attended by Slovak Prime Minister, Iveta Radičová, Deputy Prime Minister, Jan Figel, and representatives of various denominations as well as a large group of young people. A particularly special guest was Edita Grosmanová, survivor of Auschwitz, who that time was sent to the camp.
International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust announces recruitment for the Second International Summer Academy that is organized as part of educational programs offered by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. This year’s edition will take place in June 24-29 in Oświęcim and Cracow, Poland.
The 90th birthday of Professor Władysław Bartoszewski was celebrated at a special ceremony organised at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. During the course of the ceremony, the director of the Auschwitz Memorial, Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Ph.D., officially presented the Professor with the Light of Memory: an award granted to him on January 27, 2012 on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Specialised training began for a few weeks for guides at the Auschwitz Memorial Site, organised by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The goal of the trainings is to improve the merit and methodological qualifications of more that 270 licenced Museum guides, who guide in nearly 20 languages.