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News

International Summer Academy - Second Edition

23-02-2012
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.

We were people like all other people...

22-02-2012
“We were people like all other people on earth. We had family friends, homes...” – This is the title of a new temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial. At the exhibition, you can see many items belonging to people, the vast majority of whom were Jews, deported by Germans to Auschwitz.

Light of Remembrance at the 90th birthday of Professor Bartoszewski

20-02-2012
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.

Guide trainings at the Auschwitz Memorial Site

16-02-2012
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.

The Place Where You Are Standing... – a Moving document of extermination watched anew

07-02-2012
“Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Place Where You Are Standing...” is the latest publication of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The album presents 31 historical photographs taken by SS men in 1944 depicting the extermination of Jews in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. They were set in contrast with present-day photographs of the same locations.

Light of Remembrance and gratitude for years of work

03-02-2012
The Light of Remembrance award for outstanding contribution in the education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was awarded to Krystyna Oleksy, the outgoing deput director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in charge of education and head of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The statuette, a new award established by the director of the Museum, was presented during a ceremonial farewell which finalised her 37 years of work at the Memorial Site.
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