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

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Uproar in Oświęcim

02-04-2002
Oświęcim municipal authorities are in an uproar over the recent protest by the Wiesenthal Center against the construction of a commercial complex at the tannery site. The local government sees the protest as an attack on the right of the local government to make decisions about the future of the city, and reaffirms that Oświęcim, a city of 45,000 with a rich, 800-year-long history, has the right to normal life and municipal development.

Women in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

25-03-2002
A temporary exhibition titled "Women in Auschwitz Concentration Camp: The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Women's Camp" was opened in the lobby of the Reception Building at the Museum on March 26.

A new Czech and Slovakian Permanent Exhibition at the Auschwitz I Site

06-03-2002
"Czech Prisoners in Auschwitz Concentration Camp" will be located upstairs in Block no. 16, with "The Tragedy of the Slovakian Jews" on the ground floor of the same building. The exhibitions are being designed and set up by the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Museum in the Czech Republic and the Slovakian National Uprising Museum in Banka Bystryca, Slovakia, in the name of the ministries of culture of the two countries.

New plaque in Auschwitz

06-03-2002
Michel Azaria, vice-chairman of JEAA (the Judeo-Spanish at Auschwitz Association), visited the Museum. The JEAA has been engaged for some time in efforts to place a new plaque in the traditionnal language of Sephardic Jews at the Monument to the Victims of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Information about former Auschwitz Concentration Camp prisoners online

01-03-2002
The Museum plans to place the names of thousands of prisoners on its website in 2002. A data base covering people who were registered in the camp has been compiled on the basis of extant documentation. However, it will contain very scarce information on people who were murdered immediately after arrival, mainly in the gas chambers.

The Gravel Pit - The Minister's Decision

27-02-2002
The War Victims' Association must surrender the Oświęcim gravel pit to the state treasury. The minister of internal affairs yesterday upheld the ruling made last August by the wojewoda of Małopolska Province.