Auschwitz Memorial in 2012. Undiminished Interest of the World

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

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

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

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

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.

Support from France for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

In Paris, a convention was signed under which the French Republic will provide 5 million euro to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation’s Perpetual Fund. The sum will be transferred in five instalments starting from 2012. The agreement was signed by the French Minister of Veterans, Kader Arif, and from the side of the Foundation, its president, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński.
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