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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.


From Monday to Friday 7:30-14.30

On-line catalogue

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


Memoria Magazine no. 74

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

"To warn against indifference". Project "Auschwitz - History - Civic Education” in prisons.

The project "Auschwitz - History - Civic Education" poses several questions to its participants, including the significance of raising awareness about the disregard for human dignity, the potential consequences of contemptuous and hateful language, and the lessons to be learned from the tragic history of Auschwitz for today's witnesses of evil. The subsequent edition in 2022/23 attracted the participation of over 100 inmates and more than 700 officers from the Polish Police, Prison Service, and Fire Service.

Online education session "Evacuation of KL Auschwitz" - 30 November 2023

International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust invites you to participate in the online educational session "Evacuation of KL Auschwitz," which will take place on 30 November on the Zoom platform. It will be simultaneously translated into English.

Session of the Board of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

The App “Auschwitz - in front of your eyes”, which allows people worldwide to take guided tours of the former camp online, was the central topic of discussion at the Council of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust session held on 7 November in Oswiecim. Tomasz Kranz, PhD, chaired the session.

New seminar for French teachers and educators in partnership with Maison d'Izieu

Teachers and educators from France participated in a new seminar of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, marking the beginning of a long-term cooperation between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Maison d’Izieu in France.
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