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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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7th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

25-10-2017
Representatives of the donor countries supporting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's Endowment Fund met on October 24 in Oświecim for the 7th session of the International Committee. They had the opportunity to see, for the first time the progress of conservation works at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, which are funded by the Foundation.

"Memoria" - a new monthly online magazine dedicated to Memory

24-10-2017
The memory of the Shoah, concentration camps, extermination centers and other areas of the human tragedy of World War II is being created around the world in many places and by several people. The new monthly magazine "Memoria", of which first edition has just been published, is meant to be a place, where we will write and talk about our collective efforts and mission to preserve memory.

“Medical Review – Auschwitz” available online.

19-10-2017
31 volumes of “Medical Review - Auschwitz” has been made available online by the Cracow Medical Society at https://www.mp.pl/auschwitz/. It comprises all original volumes of writings, selected articles in English, and the 1962 volume in three language versions (German, French and Russian) The State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau is a partner of the Project

Gusen. Granite and death, memory and oblivion

09-10-2017
The temporary exhibition “Gusen. Granite and death, memory and oblivion” dedicated to the history of the German Nazi concentration camp Gusen is on display at the temporary exhibition hall in Block 12 of the former Auschwitz I camp. The exhibition was prepared by the Museum of Polish History in cooperation with the Polish-German Reconciliation Foundation.

Over 50,000 followers of the Auschwitz Memorial account on Twitter

25-09-2017
Over 50 thousand people follow the official Twitter account of the Auschwitz Museum. Thanks to the nature of this social networking medium, nformation on the history of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and activities of the Memorial reach millions of people around the world.

Work has been completed on the modernisation of the warehouses for post-camp textiles

21-09-2017
Nearly 400 striped uniforms worn by prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, including 250 tallitot, civilian and children's clothes belonging to camp victims, primarily Jews deported for extermination, will be transferred to the modernised textile warehouse. The project was financed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
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