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After almost half a century, thousands of personal items of the victims of Auschwitz, are returning to the Memorial

07-06-2016
More than 16 thousand personal items belonging to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, originating from archaeological works carried out in the area of gas chamber and crematorium III in 1967, returned to the Memorial after many months of searching.

76th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz – anniversary commemorations

30-05-2016
On 14 June 2016, we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp created in the area of occupied Poland incorporated into the Third Reich. The anniversary day is also the National Remembrance Day of the Victims of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps by the decision of Polish Parliament. Events commemorating the anniversary will take place on 13 and 14 June.

Gold ring found under a double bottom after more than 70 years

17-05-2016
The Auschwitz Museum staff found a mug with a double bottom and a jewellery hidden inside in one of dozens of thousands of enamelled kitchenware looted by the Germans from people deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It looked like a different planet. An exhibition about the deportations from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.

16-05-2016
A new exhibition prepared by the Museum in the Google Cultural Institute, tells the story of the deportation of Jews from the ghetto set up by the Germans in the Czech city of Terezin (Theresienstadt) to the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Its authors are Dr. Maria Martyniak of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, and Dr. Łukasz Martyniak of the Auschwitz Museum Research Center.

The Fourth International Summer Academy in German – recruitment

26-04-2016
We are pleased to announce the Fourth International Summer Academy in German organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, as part of educational programmes organized at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It will take place on August 20 – 26, 2016. Application deadline is June 30, 2016.

Portrait from the Eintrachthütte subcamp in the Collections of the Museum

26-04-2016
A portrait made in the camp depicting Zygmunt Salwerowicz, a prisoner of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, has been donated to the Collections of the Memorial by his son, Adam Salwerowicz.
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