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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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Response to the huge interest. About the history of Auschwitz in Russia

09-02-2016
How do we preserve the memory of the victims of Auschwitz in times when the last witnesses are leaving us? What are the challenges facing educators at the Memorial? How do we use historical photos to teach about the history of the camp? These issues among others were addressed in lectures and meetings in Moscow, by the Director of the International Centre for education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust Andrzej Kacorzyk and Paweł Sawicki of the Press Office of the Museum, who went to Russia at the invitation of the Polish Institute in Moscow.

"The journey of life has not finished yet." 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

27-01-2016
On January 27th, over 80 former Auschwitz prisoners gathered on the premises of the former Birkenau camp in order to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp. “Returns” constituted the main topic of commemoration events.

Let us give young people a chance to learn. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2015

23-01-2016
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2015 in the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has been published. In his introduction, Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński emphasized the importance of the history of Auschwitz as a warning for future generations.

Resistance movement in KL Auschwitz. New online lesson.

22-01-2016
“Resistance movement in KL Auschwitz” is the new online lesson developed by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. It was prepared by Dr. Adam Cyra, a historian from the Museum Research Center.

“Let them carry you to freedom” – a gift to the Museum from Batsheva Dagan

20-01-2016
Former Auschwitz prisoner Batsheva Dagan donated to the Auschwitz Museum Collections a unique personal item – a pair of tiny shoes made in the camp by her fellow inmate.

Over 1.72 million visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2015

04-01-2016
Over 1.72 million people visited the Auschwitz Memorial in 2015. Never before in the space of a single year have so many people familiarized themselves at first hand with the significance of the space of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp.