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Study visits — general information

Visitors in Auschwitz Memorial photo:T. Pielesz
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The Centre for Education organizes one- and two-day study visits at the Memorial Site for school youth. Their purpose is making the participants acquainted with the subject matter and deepening the knowledge about WWII, Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

A study visit includes:
• visit at the Memorial Site with a guide;
• selected educational classes: workshops, lectures, multimedia presentations.

Contact (booking of study visits):

Visitor Services
Marta Ortman, Barbara Gębołyś-Warmbier, Katarzyna Bisaga
tel. (+48) 33 844 8096 lub (+48) 33 844 8101
E-mail: ,

A study visit for young people in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum should be well prepared, properly organized and summed up. Therefore, it has to consist of three inter-related and mutually supplementing stages, i.e. preparation, visit and recapitulation.

The scope, the content, the form and the manner of conducting the visit should be agreed, each time, with an educational employee of the Auschwitz Museum. Thence, a prerequisite for a well-prepared and organized visit at the Memorial Site is a successful cooperation between a school and the Museum. During the organization, it is worth to use the recommendations of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. Guidelines contained in the “European Pack for Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum — Guidelines for Teachers and Educators”, prepared by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Council of Europe, are very valuable in preparation and organization of such visits.