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Meeting of the Council of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

27-12-2022
The summary and evaluation of activities of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Museum in the years 2019-22 as well as challenges for ICEAH during the pandemic and the establishment of the new Visitor Services Centre constituted main topics on the agenda of the inaugural meeting of the new term of office of the ICEAH Council (2022-26) organized on 19 December in Oświęcim.

French distinctions awarded to the representatives of the Museum

14-12-2022
On December 12th, the ceremony of awarding the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters to the Director of the Auschwitz Museum Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Ph.D. (Officer’s grade) and to Dorota Kuczyńska representing Museum Press Office (Knight’s grade), was held in the French Ambassador’s residence in Warsaw.

Online lesson about the deportation of Poles expelled from the Zamość region to Auschwitz

13-12-2022
The deportation of Poles expelled from the Zamość region and deported to the German Nazi camp Auschwitz is the topic of a new Museum's online lesson. It was created by Dr. Wanda Witek-Malicka of the Memorial Research Center.

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the death of Grigol Peradze attended by the President of Georgia

08-12-2022
80th anniversary of the death of archimandrite Grigol Peradze, Orthodox martyr saint murdered in the German Nazi concentration camp on December 6th 1942, was commemorated at the Auschwitz Memorial. Salome Zurabiszwili, President of Georgia, participated in the ceremony.

German support for a special scholarship programme for Ukrainian conservators at the Memorial

06-12-2022
Germany allocated EUR 180 thousand to the financing of a special scholarship programme for Ukrainian conservators carried out by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz Museum. On December 1st, the agreement concerning the project was signed at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw by the Ambassador of Germany to Poland Dr Thomas Bagger, Director General of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Wojciech Soczewica and its Financial Director Elwir Świętochowski.

New online lesson: "Medical crimes at KL Auschwitz"

05-12-2022
"Medical crimes at KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson of the Museum. It discusses mainly the history of experiments that German doctors conducted on prisoners of Auschwitz. It was created by Teresa Wontor-Cichy from the Research Center of the Museum.