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The 70th anniversary of deportations of Jews from the Łódź Ghetto to Auschwitz

08-08-2014
70 years ago, on 9th August 1944, liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto (German: Litzmannstadt Ghetto) began. The process lasted a little over three weeks and saw ca. 67 thousand men, women and children deported to the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwiz-Birkenau.

Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day

07-08-2014
2 August is celebrated in Poland as the Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day. 70 years ago, on the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Nazis liquidated the so-called family camp for the Roma (Zigeunerfamilienlager) in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. It involved killing in gas chambers almost 3 thousand children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp. The ceremonies, which took place on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, were attended by over 1 000 people.

70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising outbreak

01-08-2014
On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising outbreak, dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Director of Auschwitz Museum, paid tribute to the heroes and victims of the Uprising, including thousands of inhabitants of capital deported to Auschwitz. He laid a wreath under the Wall of Death five o’clock sharp – at the same hour when the uprising started.

International Summer Academy in German

31-07-2014
The International Summer Academy in German took place at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and Holocaust on 23-29 of August. This year’s edition gathered 22 participants: teachers, students, educators from Dachau and Mauthausen Memorials, and a university lecturer from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Preparations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation

28-07-2014
The upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz was the subject of a press conference held at the Memorial. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the International Auschwitz Council are the organisers of the commemoration event.

"Deportations of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz" - new online lesson

25-07-2014
The new online lesson on the Museum’s website is dedicated to the history of Jews deported from Hungary in order to be exterminated at the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. This year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of those events.
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