MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Shoah - Block 27

Shoah

The new exhibition prepared by the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem was officially opened on June 13, 2013. The ceremony was attended by survivors, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski. 

The exhibition is divided into several galleries. They are devoted to such topics as Jewish life before the war, the ideology of the Nazis and the extermination of Jews within the Nazi-occupied Europe. One of the rooms  is dedicated to the memory of children murdered during the Holocaust, and in it you can see the work of artist Michal Rovner, who used dozens of children's drawings in her creation.

The exhibition concludes with a section devoted to memory, including room with a book of names, in which are gathered all the names of the victims of the Holocaust collected by the Yad Vashem Institute, as well as Reflection Centre, a special audio-visual room, where you can read the stories of many prominent figures from the world of science, culture and religion to the most important questions posed after the Holocaust.