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Invitation: "From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" - educational session on 7 October 2021

02-09-2021
"From the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to KL Auschwitz" is the title of the online educational session that will be held on 7 October 2021 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the Lodz Ghetto to the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. The session will be translated into English.

New online lesson about the fate of children in Auschwitz

27-08-2021
‘Children at Auschwitz’ is a new online lesson created by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Helena Kubica.

80th anniversary of death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

14-08-2021
Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan, was killed in the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp 80 years ago. The anniversary of this event was commemorated at the Memorial.

International Summer Academy in English

05-08-2021
The 8th International Summer Academy, organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, took place on July 9-30, 2021.

Commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

05-08-2021
On the night of August 2/3, 1944, in Auschwitz II-Birkenau the Germans liquidated the so-called family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4,300 children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp, were murdered in gas chambers. Today, August 2 is celebrated in Poland as the Sinti and Roma Genocide Remebrance Day. The ceremony was attended by representatives of state authorities, ambassadors, representatives of local authorities, cultural institutions and museums. During the celebrations, Director Cywiński presented Romani Rose with the “Light of Remembrance”, the highest award at the Memorial, which is awarded to people who have contributed most to education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

"Auschwitz - History and Symbolism" - online seminar for teachers and educators from Ukraine

19-07-2021
History teachers from Ukraine participated in a two-day online seminar titled "Auschwitz - History and Symbolism," which took place on July 12 and 13. The event was organized by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in cooperation with the Ukrainian Holocaust Research Institute "Tkuma".