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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.


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On-line catalogue

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


84th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz - 14 June 2024

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. Of the 728 deported prisoners, 325 survived the war, 292 perished, while the fate of 111 is unknown to date.

Google Supports the Online Guided Tours of the Auschwitz Memorial

Google will support the development of the "Auschwitz in Front of Your Eyes" project, enabling people from around the world to visit the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with a live guide in an online format. Through $1M in funding and support from, Google’s philanthropic arm, the Memorial will expand education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust to reach people everywhere, including making it accessible to people with disabilities, those in remote areas and unable to travel there.

"Preserve Authenticity" - online educational session on preservation - 28 May 2024.

The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust extends an invitation for your participation in an online educational session "Preserve Authenticity." The session's primary focus will be on conservation issues related to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. It will take place on 28 May and will be via the Zoom platform with simultaneous English translation.

31st March of the Living

On 6 May 2024, the 31st March of the Living was held at the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. It was led by a group of 55 Auschwitz and Holocaust Survivors. The group consisted of more than 20 survivors from Hungary. In addition to others, the participants included Jo'aw Kisz, the Education Minister of Israel, Izabela Ziętka, the Deputy Education Minister of Poland, and Andrzej Szejna, the Deputy Foreign Minister.

Memoria Magazine no. 79

'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world.
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