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Commemoration of the 81st anniversary of the death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

17-08-2022
Eighty-one years ago, the Franciscan friar Maximilian Maria Kolbe was murdered in German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. On the anniversary of the incident, a mass was celebrated at the Memorial, near Block 11, which housed the camp prison and where the monk was murdered.

80th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein

12-08-2022
Nearly 200 worshippers commemorated the 80th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein at the Auschwitz Memorial on 9 August. They held a prayer march through the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau, from the historic death gate to the monument to the victims located between the ruins of the crematoria and gas chambers. Among those gathered were representatives of the episcopates of Poland and Germany, the clergy and the faithful. The event was presided over by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, with the Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Jarosław Sellin, among the guests.

Postgraduate studies “The Roots of the 20th Century Totalitarianism: Auschwitz – Holocaust – Genocides”

08-08-2022
SWPS University and the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Museum are recruiting for the postgraduate studies “The Roots of the 20th Century Totalitarianism: Auschwitz – Holocaust – Genocides”.

Governor-General of Australia David Hurley at the Auschwitz Memorial

03-08-2022
Governor-General of Australia David Hurley, together with his wife Linda, visited the Auschwitz Memorial. They commemorated the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp by laying a wreath by the Death Wall as well as they made their entry in the Memorial Book.

78th anniversary of liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

02-08-2022
About a thousand people took part on August 2nd in the events commemorating the Sinti and Roma Holocaust Memorial Day at the Memorial Site. Among them there were the representatives of state authorities, international organizations, ambassadors, politicians, representatives of local authorities, institutions and museums.

35th meeting of the International Auschwitz Council

27-07-2022
Inaugural session of the fourth term of office of the International Auschwitz Council was held on July 26th at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in Warsaw. Nominations were handed over to its members by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Professor Piotr Gliński, Ph.D., as well as Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin.