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“…I still have so much to do...” – online educational session devoted to Jerzy Adam Brandhuber

02-06-2021
“…I still have so much to do...” is the title of online educational session by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust to be held on June 17th. It is going to be devoted to Jerzy Adam Brandhuber – painter, inmate of the German Auschwitz camp and one of the first staff members at the Auschwitz Memorial. This year marks 40th anniversary of his passing away.

Competition for a new Polish exhibition at the Memorial

31-05-2021
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim announces a new competition for the artistic concept and architectural and construction design of the exhibition, titled, “Poles in KL Auschwitz. Inhabitants of the Land of Oświęcim during World War II”.

81st anniversary of the first transport of Poles to KL Auschwitz. June 14, 1940

26-05-2021
On 14 June 1940, the Germans transferred a group of 728 Poles from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp. The group included soldiers of the September campaign, members of independence underground organisations, school pupils and students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They were given numbers from 31 to 758.

Summary of the international competition “My memory, my responsibility. In my place.”

17-05-2021
The first edition of the international competition “My memory, my responsibility. In my place”, organised by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Institute, has come to an end. The jury selected the winners from among several dozen works submitted from 11 countries.

Online educational session dedicated to Fr Maximilian Kolbe - 28 May

12-05-2021
"Testimony" is the title of an educational session devoted to Franciscan friar Maximilian Kolbe who was imprisoned and murdered 80 years ago in the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The event will take place on 28 May 2021 on zoom platform. The session will be translated simultaneously into English.

Call for participants: International Summer Academy in English

04-05-2021
The 8th edition of the International Summer Academy organized by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust will take place in July 2021.