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A child's shoe and a suitcase - a family history preserved in objects

17-05-2022
A unique discovery was made in the Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial. Inside one of the children's shoes, personal information of its owner – a Czech Jewish girl – was found. It also turned out that a suitcase that belonged to her uncle survived and is preserved at the Museum.

82. anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz on June 14, 1940

16-05-2022
82nd anniversary of the first transport of Poles to KL Auschwitz. National day of remembrance for the victims of German Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

International Summer Academy in German, 20-26 August 2022

10-05-2022
The 9th edition of the International Summer Academy in German – “Auschwitz – Geschichte, Gedenken und Bildung” will take place on August 20-26, 2022. The program is organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Memorial in cooperation with Pädagogische Hochschule Wien.

29th March of the Living

29-04-2022
Following a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the 29th March of the Living was held at the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz on 28 April. The March was led by Auschwitz and Holocaust survivors, including Edward Mosberg and Stanisław Zalewski and Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland.

"It is an honour to be part of your work"

01-04-2022
The International Auschwitz Committee and the Volkswagen Group are among the honoured donors supporting education at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

The August Kowalczyk art competition "People did this to other people" has been adjudicated

30-03-2022
The August Kowalczyk International Art Competition "People did this to other people", organised by the Kossak Family Artists Youth Cultural Centre No. 1 in Tychy and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, has been summed up.