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The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi at the Auschwitz Memorial

24-01-2020
The speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on 21 January. The delegation also included members of the United States Congress. The guests were welcomed by the deputy director of the Museum, Anna Skrzypińska.

A unique cover. Historical proof of the crime.

21-01-2020
A unique historical object has enriched the Collections of the Auschwitz Museum. It is a photo album framed in a cover made of human skin. Research by Museum experts indicates that it could have been created at the German concentration camp in Buchenwald.

The cross "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" for the director of the Auschwitz Memorial

17-01-2020
The director of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, Piotr M. A. Cywiński, PhD, has been awarded the papal decoration "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. The ceremony took place on 14 January 2020 at the residence of the Archbishops of Warsaw.

New online lesson: Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in KL Auschwitz

13-01-2020
"Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Adam Sitarek, from the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. The lesson is available in Polish, English and Hebrew.

2 million 320 thousand visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2019

07-01-2020
In 2019, 2 million 320 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, under the protection of the Museum. It is about 170,000 more than in the record-breaking year - 2018.

27 January: media accreditation for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

07-01-2020
We have started the process of media accreditation for the 75. anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz that will take place at the Memorial on 27 January 2020.