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Little shoe and suitcase. The story of Amos Steinberg continues.

In July, we informed about a very emotional discovery in one of the children’s shoes. A handmade inscription was found in it bearing the name of the child to which it belonged - Amos Steinberg. Following further detailed research in the Collections, it turned out that there was a suitcase at the Memorial, which most likely belonged to the boy’s father. We also obtained more information from the family of Amos.

14. Session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council.

The 14th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council took place on 16 September in Warsaw. The main task of the Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

“Polish Legation in Bern. The unspoken history” - first monograph about the group led by Aleksander Ładoś

“The Polish legation in Bern. The unspoken history” is a new publication that describes the activities of the so-called “Łados group” - a group of Polish diplomats from the war times, who along with activists of Jewish organisations attempted to save the Jews endangered by the Holocaust. Ładoś and his crew forged Latin American documents, smuggled people through the territory of France Vichy, took care of Jewish refugees, and in the last phase of the war assisted Jewish organisations in their attempts to buy out Jews from the Nazis.

Memoria magazine - 35 (08/2020)

'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):

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