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Gusen. Granite and death, memory and oblivion

The temporary exhibition “Gusen. Granite and death, memory and oblivion” dedicated to the history of the German Nazi concentration camp Gusen is on display at the temporary exhibition hall in Block 12 of the former Auschwitz I camp. The exhibition was prepared by the Museum of Polish History in cooperation with the Polish-German Reconciliation Foundation.

Over 50,000 followers of the Auschwitz Memorial account on Twitter

Over 50 thousand people follow the official Twitter account of the Auschwitz Museum. Thanks to the nature of this social networking medium, nformation on the history of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and activities of the Memorial reach millions of people around the world.

Work has been completed on the modernisation of the warehouses for post-camp textiles

Nearly 400 striped uniforms worn by prisoners of the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, including 250 tallitot, civilian and children's clothes belonging to camp victims, primarily Jews deported for extermination, will be transferred to the modernised textile warehouse. The project was financed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

18 paintings by former Sonderkommando prisoner David Olère enriched the Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial

The Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial have been enriched with 18 unique paintings by David Olère, a French Jew of Polish descent, Auschwitz prisoner and member of the Sonnderkomando, who portrayed in his post-war works, the tragedy of people murdered in the gas chambers of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Italian edition of the “Epitaph”. Director Piotr Cywiński was a guest at the Literary Festival in Mantua

On the occasion of the Italian edition of the book “Epitaph”, the director of the Auschwitz Museum Piotr M.A. Cywiński, PhD was the guest of one of the largest literary festivals in the world, held each year in the Italian city of Mantua. The book was released by the Bollati Boringhieri publishing house under the title “Non c’è una fine. Trasmettere la memoria di Auschwitz” translated by Carlo Greppi.

Recovered identity

During work on the new main exhibition of the Museum we were able to establish the identity of 8 prisoners, whose camp photographs can be found at the Russian exhibition in block 14 titled “Tragedy—valour—liberation”.