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

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"Sport and Sportspeople in KL Auschwitz" - new travelling exhibition of the Memorial available for loan

27-06-2022
"Sport and Sportspeople in KL Auschwitz" is a new travelling exhibition that can be loaned free of charge from the Auschwitz Memorial. The exhibition, which consists of 25 panels, tells the story of sport in the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and of the fate of sportsmen deported to the camp.

Educational session for the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Auschwitz Memorial, 5 July 2022 - registration

27-06-2022
"We only knew, that the mankind cannot forget... - the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum over the last 75 years" is the title of an educational session of the Memorial that will be held on 5 July on the occasion of the anniversary of the creation of the Museum in 1947. The online streaming with English translation will be available.

82nd anniversary of deportation of the first Poles to KL Auschwitz – National Remembrance Day

20-06-2022
14 June 1940 is considered the date when German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp began its functioning. On that day, the Germans deported from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp the group of 728 Poles. Among them were soldiers of the September 1939 campaign, members of underground independence groups, high-school and university students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They received numbers 31 to 758.

Online conference on the 82nd anniversary of the first Poles to Auschwitz - invitation

12-06-2022
On 14 June, a conference will be held at the Auschwitz Memorial on the fate of Polish foresters involved in the resistance movement during World War II and the history of the first transports of Poles to the Nazi German camp of Auschwitz. The programme also includes a discussion with family members of survivors. The entire event will be streamed online with simultaneous English translation.

A seminar at the Auschwitz Memorial for a group from Fritz Bauer Institute

09-06-2022
A group from the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main, together with the director Prof. Sybilla Steinbarcher, visited the Auschwitz Memorial between 4-6 July.

Austrian decorations for the management of the Auschwitz Museum

09-06-2022
Auschwitz Museum Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński, PhD, was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria by Dr Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Federal Republic of Austria. In turn, Deputy Director Rafał Pióro was awarded the Gold Medal of Honour.