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82nd anniversary of the death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

17-08-2023
Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan friar, was killed in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz 82 years ago on August 14, 1941. The anniversary of this event was commemorated at the Memorial. A solemn Mass was celebrated at Block 11, which housed the camp prison and where the monk was murdered.

Seminar for journalists at the Auschwitz Memorial, 8-11 October - Call for Participants

16-08-2023
"History, Memory and Responsibility" is the title of the English-language seminar for journalists at the Auschwitz Memorial. It will take place on 8-11 October 2022 (Oct 8 & 11 are the arrival and departure days).

79th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

02-08-2023
"The Gypsy family camp", the so-called Zigeunerfamilienlager, located in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, was liquidated by the Germans on the night of 2 - 3 August 1944. It was then that some 4,300 children, women and men - the last Roma inmates of the camp - were murdered in the gas chambers. 2 August is commemorated as Sinti and Roma Genocide Remebrance Day.

79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising

01-08-2023
Exactly 79 years ago, at 5 pm on 1 August 1944, an armed uprising broke out in Warsaw that lasted 63 days. As a tribute to the approximately 13,000 residents of the capital deported by the Germans to Auschwitz, Anna Skrzypińska, the deputy director of the Museum, laid a wreath at the Death Wall situated in the courtyard of Block 11 in the former Auschwitz I camp at the "W" hour, marking the beginning of the fights.

"Auschwitz in the collective consciousness in Poland and abroad" - seminar in Poland for Israeli educators

31-07-2023
20 educators, guides and staff from several institutions in Israel dealing with the history of the Holocaust participated in a 12-day seminar in Poland on "Auschwitz in the collective consciousness in Poland and abroad".

Memoria Magazine no. 70

31-07-2023
'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world.