The Sybilla Award for the exhibition “Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz”
The exhibition “Face to Face. Art in Auschwitz” - a unique project of the National Museum in Cracow in collaboration with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum prepared for the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Auschwitz Museum - received the Sybilla 2017 in the historical and archaeological exhibitions category. Museum event of the year. The exhibition presented last year in the Cracow Szołayski tenement was the first of such extensive presentation of original works made in the camp by former prisoners of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
An international consensus built around the importance and history of Auschwitz. 34th session of the IAC
The summary of the 2012-2018 term of office of the International Auschwitz Council and the report on the work of the Auschwitz Museum in recent years, were some of the topics of the 34th session of the International Auschwitz Council, which was held in Auschwitz, 7 and 8 May 2018, chaired by Prof. Barbara Engelking. The meeting was attended by the deputy minister of culture and national heritage, Jarosław Sellin, who read a letter from Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Piotr Gliński addressed to members of the IAC.
“Family memory” - discussion at the 75th anniversary of Witold Pilecki’s escape from Auschwitz
“Family Memory” was the topic of the discussion panel held on 28 April at the Auschwitz Memorial in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Witold Pilecki’s escape from the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. It was dedicated to the significance of the Memory of the camp’s victims in Polish families.
27th March of the Living with the participation of the Presidents of Poland and Israel
On 12 April, the 27th March of the Living was held on the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. More than 12 thousand people, mainly young Jews as well as 2 thousand Polish youth gathered at the “Arbeit macht frei” gate of the former Auschwitz I camp on the premises of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The March was led by the Presidents of Poland and Israel - Andrzej Duda and Reuven Rivlin.
Gold Medal at the New York Film Festivals and TV Awards for the film “Escapes through wires - underground shelter”
"Underground shelter”, the first of documentary films produced as part of the series "Escapes through wires” received a gold medal in the category “Docudrama” at the prestigious international competition New York Film Festivals and TV Awards 2018. The film director is the 2005 Oscar nominee Andrzej Celiński, producer Bartosz Klinik, and the narrator - the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński.
In the footsteps of the indomitables. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil” - winners of the V edition of the competitio
50 pupils from Małopolska participated in the final of the V edition of the competition “In the footsteps of the indomitables”. Witold Pilecki and August Emil Fieldorf “Nil”. In addition to the challenges of the competition at the Captain Witold Pilecki State Higher Vocational School on 16 March 2018, the participants commemorated the victims at the Death Wall, and also took part in an educational project prepared by the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.