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A reminder about history. Residents of Oświęcim and the vicinity tour the Auschwitz site

On September 15, the director of the Museum invited interested residents of Oświęcim and the vicinity to a meeting and a tour of the Auschwitz site. The event featured a presentation of new exhibition elements intended to make it easier to visit and understand the Memorial.

They talked about Dinah Gottlieb-Babbitt and a mound of memory and reconciliation

The fourth session of the International Auschwitz Council was held in Oświęcim from September 10-11, 2001.

Conference in Oświęcim for teachers from Poland and Germany

A conference was organized from September 2-8 by the Bergen-Belsen Memorial and Political Education Center in Lower Saxony, Germany, the International Youth Meeting House, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.

Certificates for 52 graduates. "Totalitarianism, Nazism, and the Holocaust" for a third time

Fifty-two graduates received certificates on completion of the "Totalitarianism, Nazism, and the Holocaust" post-graduate course, which is organized by the Museum and the KEN Pedagogical Academy in Cracow. Academy rector Michał Śliwa handed out the certificates in the presence of the course director, Prof. Wacław Długoborski, and Museum vice-director Krystyna Oleksy.

They did not exercise due care for order and the maintenance of the solemnity.

The governor of Małopolska Province ordered the War Victims Association of Bielsko-Biała to vacate the Gravel Pit. The order, with a clause calling for immediate execution, was issued on the basis of the May 7, 1999 Polish law on the protection of the sites of Nazi death camps. The War Victims Association leased the Gravel Pit from the Discalced Carmelite Sisters Convent in Oświęcim on June 8, 1993.

For choir and orchestra. The sixtieth anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, the archbishop of Cracow, celebrated mass outside the Death Block on August 14, 2001, the sixtieth anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. After the mass, wreaths were laid in the death cell, at the foot of the Death Wall, and outside the block at the place where a penal roll call was held in reprisal for the escape of one of the prisoners. During this roll call, a group of prisoners, including Father Kolbe, was sentenced to death by starvation.