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11th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council

31-01-2019
The 11th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council was held in Oświęcim on 28 January. The main task of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marek Zając presided over the meeting.

The words of hatred poison the imagination and stupefy consciousness. The 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

27-01-2019
On January 27, more than 50 former prisoners of Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors met at the former Auschwitz camp to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the liberation of this German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

“Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust” - exhibition at the Swedish History Museum

26-01-2019
“Speaking Memories – The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust” is the title of an exhibition open at the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm. It is devoted to Holocaust survivors who rebuilt their lives in Sweden after the war. The exhibition will run until 1 September 2019.

Documents from the Eiss Archive on exhibition at the UN Office in Geneva

26-01-2019
The exhibition presenting the Eiss Archive was opened at the UN Office in Geneva. The unique collection of documents was acquired in August by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum thanks to the enormous commitment of the Polish diplomacy and support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

„Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away” exhibition will open in May at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York

26-01-2019
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present the most comprehensive Holocaust exhibition about Auschwitz ever exhibited in North America. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. will open in New York City on May 8, 2019 and run through January 3, 2020.

Escape from our present day responsibility. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2018

25-01-2019
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2018 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński emphasized how important it is to face in the context of the history of Auschwitz our modern responsibility.
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