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Postgraduate studies "Totalitarianism—Nazism—Holocaust"

Postgraduate studies "Totalitarianism—Nazism—Holocaust"
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The Auschwitz Museum in collaboration with the Pedagogical University of Kraków organizes postgraduate studies that aim to deepen knowledge on totalitarianism of the XX century, Nazism and the Holocaust, professional development of teachers, preparation of the listeners to engage in inter-cultural dialogue, as well as the development of skills to overcome prejudices and stereotypes among the youth. Postgraduate studies for Polish teachers of the humanities. The studies last for three semesters and include 350 didactic hours accomplished, among others in the form of lectures, workshops, and study trips.

Topics:
• the history of World War II,
• the history of the Holocaust,
• totalitarian systems and Nazism—reasons for their creation,
• life and culture of the pre-war Jews,
• history and culture of the Roma,
• the Holocaust, World War II and the Soviet POW camps in literature and art, including the art of film.

Example topics:
• the Nazi movement and Nazi Governments in Germany and occupied Poland,
• Nazi concentration camps with special reference to the KL Auschwitz,
• history and culture of the Jewish nation up to 1939,
• persecution and extermination of the Jewish nation under the rule of the Nazis,
• the fate of the Roma, Poles and Jews during World War II and the postwar period,
• the Holocaust and concentration camps in literature and the arts,
• the Holocaust and concentration camps in feature and documentary films,
• the post-war fate of the Jewish nation,
• the creation of the state of Israel, its domestic problems, and position in international politics.

The lecturers are researchers and educators from the Pedagogical University of Cracow, historians of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, leading Polish university lecturers, historians, literary scholars and sociologists, and representatives of the world of politics and culture.

Organisers: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim in collaboration with the Pedagogical University in Cracow.

Postgraduate Studies "Christian—Jewish Relations"

Postgraduate Studies "Christian—Jewish Relations"
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The Auschwitz Museum in collaboration with the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow organizes postgraduate studies in "Christian-Jewish Relations". The studies are addressed to Polish teachers, catechists, staff of cultural institutions and institutions engaged in counteracting xenophobia and anti-Semitism, persons involved in inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogues, museum guides, media professionals and all those interested in the topic.

Topics are centered around three thematic blocks:
• the coexistence of Christians and Jews from antiquity to contemporary times,
• anti-Semitism The genesis, process and consequences of the Holocaust,
• the Christian and Polish-Jewish Dialogue.

The lecturers are researchers and educators from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Museum of the history of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw, and the Center for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim.

The studies last for three semesters and include 252 didactic hours accomplished, among others in the form of lectures, talks, workshops, and tours.

Organisers: The Pontifical University of John Paul II , the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw, and the Centre for Prayer and Dialogue in Oświęcim.

Modern infrastructure from Orange for the Auschwitz Museum

14-09-2021
Thanks to the technological support of Orange Polska, the Auschwitz Museum will have modern infrastructure, providing high-speed, efficient internet access (5G/4G, fiber optic internet, and wireless) at the entire area of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This way, the facility will become even more accessible, also to those who cannot visit it in person. An agreement regarding this matter was signed on September 14 by Orange, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

"Biographies as sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and Auschwitz" - summary of an online conference

03-09-2021
"Biographies as sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and Auschwitz" is the title of an online methodological conference for teachers held on 28 and 29 August.

Invitation: "From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" - educational session on 7 October 2021

02-09-2021
"From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" is the title of the online educational session that will be held on 7 October 2021 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the Lodz Ghetto to the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. The session will be translated into English.

New online lesson about the fate of children in Auschwitz

27-08-2021
‘Children at Auschwitz’ is a new online lesson created by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Helena Kubica.

80th anniversary of death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

14-08-2021
Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan, was killed in the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp 80 years ago. The anniversary of this event was commemorated at the Memorial.
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