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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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Trees Cry for Rain...

20-03-2003
A new memorial tablet will be unveiled at the monument to the victims of the camp at the Birkenau site at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2003, the anniversary of the first transport sent by the Nazis from Salonika to Auschwitz.

Waiting for Death in the Birch Forest in Birkenau

04-03-2003
A unique album containing 189 pictures taken by Germans at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the spring of 1944 has been published again (in English). It is called "The Auschwitz Album" or, using the name of the camp prisoner thanks to whom it was saved, "Lili Jacob's Album."

Museum Guides Learn about the Jewish-Christian Dialogue

18-02-2003
The annual training session for guides is underway at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświecim. According to Visitor Services Office head Antoni Stańczyk, the annual training session is intended to provide the guides with enhanced knowledge and improved methodology. The training includes lectures on the history and symbolism of Auschwitz, classes on technique, and practical exercises intended to improve the quality of guide services.

Those Who Survived

29-01-2003
Thirty portraits are presented in this exhibition. They are contemporary black-and-white photographs of former Nazi concentration camp prisoners taken, the authors say, "usually in the privacy of the homes of the people we spoke to, without any cosmetic retouching, make-up, posing, or complicated lighting."

A Ring from the Crematorium

28-01-2003
On the 58th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp by the Red Army, ceremonies were held at the site of the camp. Former prisoners were joined at the monument to the victims of the camp by government and local officials, and members of the diplomatic corps. ...

Auschwitz Concentration Camp Liberated 58 Years Ago. Schedule of events.

26-01-2003
Sunday, January 26, 2003 4:30 p.m. Arbeit Macht Frei Gate – State Museum, Oświecim (Auschwitz Main Camp site) Young People's Vigil light – music – spoken word In memory of those who remain forever beneath the heavens at Oświęcim.