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'Canadians Remember' Campaign

21-10-2014
The initiators of the „Canadians Remember” campaign want to encourage Canadians to support financially the preservation of the authentic remains of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The initiative aims at collecting at least 2.5 million Canadian dollars, and a contribution of just 1 dollar is enough to participate.

'The Roma in Auschwitz' - new on-line lesson

14-10-2014
A new e-lesson “The Roma in Auschwitz” which tells the history of the Roma extermination in Auschwitz concentration camp between 1941 and 1944 has been published by the Center of Education on www.auschwitz.org. Its author is Teresa Wontor-Cichy, the historian of the Research Centre of the Auschwitz Museum.

Memories of the women's camp orchestra. New Museum publication

12-10-2014
“One of the Girls in the Band” is the title of the memoirs of Helena Dunicz Niwińska, a former prisoner of Auschwitz who spent two years playing in the women’s orchestra in the German Nazi camp of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This latest book published by the Auschwitz Museum is the first Polish publication devoted to the women’s orchestra. The book is also available in English.

70th anniversary of the Sonderkommando revolt

10-10-2014
On October 7, the 70th anniversary of Sonderkommando prisoners revolt was commemorated next to the ruins of the gas chamber and crematory IV on the site of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Sonderkommando was a work group consisting mainly of Jewish prisoners, who were forced by the Germans to work in gas chambers, burning pits and crematories.

27th Session of the International Auschwitz Council

04-10-2014
The upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and funding of the establishment of the official seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) and of the New Main Exhibition at the Memorial Site were the two main subjects of debates at the session of the International Auschwitz Council. It took place on 1 October in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and was chaired by prof. Władysław Bartoszewski.

Vatican's support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

29-09-2014
Vatican is the 31st state to support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Its goal is to collect 120 million Euro for the Perpetual Capital, profits from which will enable the Foundation to preserve the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz from the threat of deterioration over time.
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