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Commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the death of Father Maximilian Kolbe

79 years ago, Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, a Franciscan, was killed at the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The anniversary was commemorated at the Memorial.

Sportsmen from Germany support the Memorial

A public appeal to support the activities of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum by the director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński met with a great response in various circles. In the recent days, 75,000 Euro, to support one of the most important projects of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust planned for next year, was donated by the WeKickCorona Initiative, which was established by two FC Bayern Munich players: Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich

Delegation of the Evangelical Church in Germany at the Memorial

The delegation of representatives of the Evangelical Church in Germany, headed by Dr. Irmgard Schwaetze and Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, visited the Memorial during their two-day visit.

Sinti and Roma Genocide Remebrance Day. 76th anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma camp in Auschwitz

August 2 is celebrated in Poland as the Sinti and Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. 76 years ago, on the night of August 2–3, 1944, the Germans liquidated the so-called Auschwitz II-Birkenau family camp for Gypsies (Zigeunerfamilienlager). About 4,300 children, women and men, the last Roma prisoners of the camp, were murdered in the gas chambers. Due to sanitary restrictions, part of the celebration was moved online. The victims were also commemorated on the grounds of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

76th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising

At exactly 5.00 p.m. – “W” hour starting the insurgent fights in Warsaw - the director of the Museum, Piotr M.A. Cywiński, PhD laid a wreath at the Death Wall in the courtyard of Block 11 in the former Auschwitz I camp, paying tribute to almost 13,000 inhabitants of the capital deported to Auschwitz by the Germans.

Memoria magazine - 07/2020

'Memoria' is an online magazine dedicated to the history of Auschwitz, the Holocaust as well as memory and education around the world. New edition is available here (read online or download a PDF):