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They watched the buffer zone. UNESCO in Auschwitz and in Oswiecim

Peter King, chairman of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, made a two-day visit to the Museum. He was accompanied by members of ICOMOS (the International Council of Monuments and Sites - the international non-governmental organization responsible for setting standards in the heritage conservation community) and representatives of the international commission of experts who will advise on solving problems connected with the Museum buffer zone and with establishing a pedestrian connection between the Auschwitz and Birkenau sites.

I Still Have So Much To Do. Temporary exhibition to show works of J.A. Brandhuber

The exhibition I Still Have So Much to Do - Jerzy Adam Brandhuber, Oct. 23 1897-June 19, 1981 is on view in the Museum's temporary exhibition room in Block no. 12 on the site of the former Auschwitz I-Main Camp from June 1 through the end of October 2001.

Vandals in the Theatre. House-breaking next to Death Block

It is not yet known who broke into the "Theatre" building adjacent to the site of the camp and the gravel pit. The thieves stole iron radiators, central heating system valves, and part of the electrical installation. They also left behind evidence of a drinking bout during which a door and a picture of Jesus Christ were struck with an axe, and derogatory remarks about the police, the Polish government, and Jews were scrawled on the walls.

They were the first ones. Ceremonial Commemorations of the 61st anniversary of the first transport

Ceremonies marking the 61st anniversary of the first transport of 728 Polish prisoners from the Tarnów prison to Auschwitz Concentration Camp were held at the site of the camp. Because they fell on the same day as Corpus Christi (a public holiday in Poland), the commemorations took a more modest form. A documentary film about the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz was shown.

Auschwitz Fence Posts Under the Magnifying Glass. Conference on the effectiveness of the technology

The first stage in the preservation work associated with the renovation of the fence posts and concrete fence panels at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp has come to an end, and research is underway to assess the effectiveness of the technology used.

This time the US Congress. The Saga of the Watercolors Continues

The United States House of Representatives has accepted a resolution calling on Poland to surrender seven watercolors painted by former Auschwitz Concentration Camp prisoner Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt. The authors of the resolution also appeal to President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell to undertake "all efforts" to aid Mrs. Gottliebova-Babbitt, a longtime US resident, in recovering the paintings....