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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.

Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, at the Auschwitz Memorial

25-01-2019
On January 22nd Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum. The guest was welcomed by Andrzej Kacorzyk, Deputy Director of the Museum, Head of the International Center of Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

Director of the Auschwitz Museum Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński awarded with the Legion of Honour

22-01-2019
Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz Museum, was bestowed the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit. The ceremony took place on January 17th at the Embassy of France in Warsaw.

2 million 152 thousand visitors at the Memorial in 2018

04-01-2019
In 2018, 2 million 152 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration and Holocaust camps under the care of the Museum. It is about 50,000 more than in the record-breaking 2017.
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