MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

International Summer Academy 2018 - Call for Participants

02-02-2018
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust calls for enrollment to the 6th edition of the International Summer Academy in English, which will take place 4-10 August 2018 at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. The seminar is addressed to teachers, educators, historians, employees of memorial sites and all those interested in the history of the II World War and the Holocaust.

"What has happened to us?" Article by the Auschwitz Memorial director for the 73rd anniversary of liberation in European press

29-01-2018
For the 73rd anniversary of liberation of the German Nazi Auschwitz camp the director of the Memorial wrote an article that was published in many European newspapers. The text appeared in printed or/and online version of the following newspapers: "Le Soir" (Belgium), "Hospodárské noviny" (Czechia), "Le Monde" (France), "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (Germany), "Népszava" (Hungary), "Haaretz" (Israel), "La Repubblica" (Italy), "Gazeta Wyborcza" (Poland) "Kommiersant" (Russia), "SME" (Slovakia), "El Pais" (Spain), "La Liberté" (Switzerland) and "Népszava" (Hungary).

73rd Anniversary of the Liberation of the German Nazi Auschwitz camp

27-01-2018
On January 27, more than 60 Auschwitz survivors met at the site of the former Birkenau camp to commemorate the 73nrd anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda has assumed honorary patronage of the event.

Past nightmares continually resurface from oblivion. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2017

24-01-2018
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2017 in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has been published. In his introduction, director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński emphasized how important is memory about Auschwitz in building the future free from ideologies of hatred.

2,1 million visitors at the Memorial in 2017

03-01-2018
Two million one hundred thousand people from all over the world visited the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which are both protected by the Museum, in 2017. It’s over 50 thousand more than in 2016, when for the first time the attendance at the Memorial was over 2 million visitors.

New online lesson "Extermination of Jews at KL Auschwitz"

27-12-2017
"The extermination of Jews at KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson created by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It's available in English, French, German, Polsh and Spanish. The author of the lesson is Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, the head of the Research Center of the Auschwitz Memorial.
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