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82nd anniversary of deportation of the first Poles to KL Auschwitz – National Remembrance Day

14 June 1940 is considered the date when German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp began its functioning. On that day, the Germans deported from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp the group of 728 Poles. Among them were soldiers of the September 1939 campaign, members of underground independence groups, high-school and university students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They received numbers 31 to 758.

Online conference on the 82nd anniversary of the first Poles to Auschwitz - invitation

On 14 June, a conference will be held at the Auschwitz Memorial on the fate of Polish foresters involved in the resistance movement during World War II and the history of the first transports of Poles to the Nazi German camp of Auschwitz. The programme also includes a discussion with family members of survivors. The entire event will be streamed online with simultaneous English translation.

A seminar at the Auschwitz Memorial for a group from Fritz Bauer Institute

A group from the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main, together with the director Prof. Sybilla Steinbarcher, visited the Auschwitz Memorial between 4-6 July.

Austrian decorations for the management of the Auschwitz Museum

Auschwitz Museum Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński, PhD, was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria by Dr Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Federal Republic of Austria. In turn, Deputy Director Rafał Pióro was awarded the Gold Medal of Honour.

Meeting of the Auschwitz Museum Council

The functioning of the Memorial during the recovery from the pandemic was the main subject of a meeting of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Council held on 2 June.

The premiere of the Italian-language edition of "Deprived Childhood" at the Turin Book Fair

The latest Italian-language publication of the Auschwitz Museum, entitled "L'infanzia rubata. I bambini liberati ad Auschwitz" (Deprived childhood. Children Liberated in Auschwitz), was presented for the first time at this year's Turin Book Fair, the second largest book fair in Europe.