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

Library - Online Catalogue

The Museum library holdings comprise approximately 30 thousand volumes and 2.5 thousand periodicals devoted to the history of the Second World War, the Third Reich, the occupation, and the fate of victims in prisons and concentration camps, with special attention to the history of Auschwitz. The library resources also include dozens of maps.

The book collection

The books in the collection, in many languages, consist above all of published original sources and scholarly studies, but also include literary works (memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and even plays). The library also has a collection of German publications (books and periodicals) from the Third Reich period (“Hitleriana”). These books deal mainly with political and social issues in Nazi Germany.

Using the library

The library collections are intended for the use of the Museum research staff, historians from Poland and other countries, students, journalists, and teachers. Museum employees can borrow items, while people from outside the Museum can use them in the reading room (6 desks and 2 computer workstations). The libraries can also order books from other libraries through inter-library loan.

Hours

From Monday to Friday 7:30-14.30

On-line catalogue

Click the link to access the on-line catalogue of the library.

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Today, once again, comes the time for essential human choices. 78th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz.

27-01-2023
On January 27, a group of 18 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors met at the former Auschwitz camp to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of this German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

Memory is the key to planning our future. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2022.

26-01-2023
English-Polish report summarizing the year 2022 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński wrote: "Today we can all see and better understand how much we need memory, which is the key to planning our future".

To date, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has supported preservation efforts at the Memorial with over PLN 100 million.

25-01-2023
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has already donated more than PLN 100 million for conservation efforts to preserve authenticity at the Auschwitz Memorial. The Foundation, established in 2012, manages the Endowment Capital, which has already grossed more than €175 million.

78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 27 January 2023 - announcement

24-01-2023
On 27 January 2023 we will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The event will be held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The entire event will be streamed live online.

“Auschwitz Bauleitung. Designing a Death Camp.” New English-Polish publication of the Museum

23-01-2023
“Auschwitz Bauleitung. Designing a Death Camp” is the new English-Polish publication of the Museum written by the director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński. It shows a harrowing depiction of Auschwitz camp, functioning as “machine of death” and designed in great detail.
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