73 years ago, on the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Germans liquidated the so-called family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager) in Auschwitz II Birkenau. At that time, nearly 3 thousand children, women and men the last Roma prisoners of the camp were murdered in the gas chambers. In connection with these tragic events, August 2 is commemorated as the Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day.
On the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the director of the Museum Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński paid tribute to its heroes and victims – including the nearly 13,000 residents of the capital deported by the Germans to the Auschwitz camp. At exactly 17:00 – i.e. the „W” hour commencing the insurrectionary fights, he laid a wreath at the Death Wall in the courtyard of Block 11 at the premises of the former Auschwitz 1 camp.
The More I Know the Less I Understand - a publication of the ICEAH and The University of British Columbia
The More I Know the Less I Understand is a joint publication of International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust and The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, which includes selected essays of students who participated in three editions of the research seminar “Witnessing Auschwitz – Conflicting Stories and Memories” organised by the Auschwitz Memorial.
Auschwitz in ten perspectives. Special publication on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Museum
“Awareness – Responsibility – Future” was the title of the international educational conference dedicated to education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It was part of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Prof. Piotr Gliński assumed honorary patronage over the conference.