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The President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, and his predecessor in the post, Hans-Gert Pöttering, made a joint visit to the site of the Nazi German Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Paying tribute to the victims.
Participants in the International Encounter of Religions for Peace in Cracow visited the Auschwitz Memorial. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant clergy, rabbis, and representatives of Islam and Buddhism took part in the commemoration.
For one day, it was possible to see the original Nuremberg Laws at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. an exhibition titled “Racist Madness: The 1935 Nuremberg Laws” opened in the temporary exhibition space at former Auschwitz I.
At the site of the Perm-36 Memorial, the only remaining Gulag site in the Russian Federation, the Pilorama 2009 International Forum was held. An important part of this year’s meeting was the Russian premiere of the Auschwitz Museum’s new traveling exhibition on the history of the Nazi German concentration camp
The Museum has obtained a valuable donation consisting of items belonging to former prisoner Genowefa Marczewska and her six-year-old son, Andrzej. The Germans deported the Marczewski family from Warsaw to Auschwitz on August 12, 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising
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