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“Family memory” - discussion at the 75th anniversary of Witold Pilecki’s escape from Auschwitz

09-05-2018
“Family Memory” was the topic of the discussion panel held on 28 April at the Auschwitz Memorial in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Witold Pilecki’s escape from the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. It was dedicated to the significance of the Memory of the camp’s victims in Polish families.

27th March of the Living with the participation of the Presidents of Poland and Israel

18-04-2018
On 12 April, the 27th March of the Living was held on the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. More than 12 thousand people, mainly young Jews as well as 2 thousand Polish youth gathered at the “Arbeit macht frei” gate of the former Auschwitz I camp on the premises of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The March was led by the Presidents of Poland and Israel - Andrzej Duda and Reuven Rivlin.

Gold Medal at the New York Film Festivals and TV Awards for the film “Escapes through wires - underground shelter”

11-04-2018
"Underground shelter”, the first of documentary films produced as part of the series "Escapes through wires” received a gold medal in the category “Docudrama” at the prestigious international competition New York Film Festivals and TV Awards 2018. The film director is the 2005 Oscar nominee Andrzej Celiński, producer Bartosz Klinik, and the narrator - the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński.

In the footsteps of the indomitables. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil” - winners of the V edition of the competitio

11-04-2018
50 pupils from Małopolska participated in the final of the V edition of the competition “In the footsteps of the indomitables”. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil”. In addition to the challenges of the competition at the Captain Witold Pilecki State Higher Vocational School on 16 March 2018, the participants commemorated the victims at the Death Wall, and also took part in an educational project prepared by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

Cooperation between the Auschwitz Museum, Le Camp des Milles and the region of Bouches du Rhône

26-03-2018
On march 20, 2018, representatives of Le Camp des Milles Memorial and the region of Bouches du Rhône in France signed a tripartite agreement of cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum. The agreement concerns historical research, exchange of archival materials and mutual exhibition projects.

International Summer Academy in German (II level)

09-03-2018
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for enrolment to the second level of the International Summer Academy in German, which will take place 02-09 July 2018 and addressed to persons who participated in the first level.
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