“Auschwitz, Memory, World” exhibition in Kraków
Personalities from the world of politics and religion, who for over 65 years have paid tribute to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, are present at the Museum’s temporary exhibition "Auschwitz, Memory, World". The exhibition can be seen until the end of August in Kraków.
“Over several years, the Auschwitz Museum has been visited by representatives of all European countries as well as Africa, the Americas, Australia and Asia,” said Andrzej Kacorzyk, director of the Centre for Education, at the opening of the exhibition in Kraków at Plac Szczepański. “The exhibition has been prepared to show how the history of the concentration camp is seen in the minds of people from all over the world,” added Kacorzyk.
“This exhibition is special, because it allows for individual reflection and shows how figures from around the world have reacted to what happened in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz,” said Magdalena Sroka, Deputy Mayor of Kraków for Culture and City Promotion, at the opening of the exhibition.
Prepared on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the exhibition includes 28 large format photographs from the Museum Archives. In the photos can be seen such personalities as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, General Charles de Gaulle, U.S. President George W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The exhibition can also been seen on our website.;
The exhibition will be available for view:
- until 27 May — at Plac Szczepański
- from 28 May to 30 August — at Plac Bohaterów Getta
The exhibition is organised by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Kraków City Council.