MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Canada to support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

15-05-2012
Canada shall provide 400 thousand Canadian dollars for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation’s Perpetual Fund. Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave this information during the visit of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to Canada.

Prime Minister of Belgium along with European youth visit the Auschwitz Memorial Site

09-05-2012
On May 8th, Prime Minister of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo, visited the Auschwitz Memorial Site and Museum. During his visit, he met with a thousand members group of European youth. 720 Belgians and 280 representatives of other European countries set off May 5th on a special train from the Schaerbeek station, which, during the Second World War, Nazis used to deport the Jews during the Holocaust.

Original camp secret messages enriched museum Archives

07-05-2012
53 original camp secret messages went to the Archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Among them are copies of the camp's morgue books, or lists of names of those who were murdered in gas chambers. A few secret letters are materials previously unknown to historians of the Museum.

The Fate of Children in Auschwitz – Contest Finale

30-04-2012
In April, a conference to summarize the seventh nation-wide edition of the educational project for middle and high school aged youth, Auschwitz — My Land. History and Remeberance After the Years, took place. Its main goal is to spread knowledge about the history of former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Mass Murder of European Jews at Auschwitz. Educational session

24-04-2012
In April at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, an educational session was held, entitled, The Mass Murder of European Jews at Auschwitz. More than 100 participants took part in the meeting, they were mainly high school students and teachers.

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.
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