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

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Online educational session "The Image of Auschwitz in Mass Culture" – 29 February 2024

ICEAH
08-02-2024

The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust invites to an online educational session "The Image of Auschwitz in Mass Culture - creators' fantasy versus historical accuracy," which will take place on 29 February on the Zoom platform. It will be simultaneously translated into English.

 

Program (CET time zone, GMT+1):

16:00 | Session Opening

16:05 - 17:35 | The Image of Auschwitz in Feature Films
Dr. Igor Bartosik, Museum Research Center

17:30 – 18:40 | Auschwitz in Contemporary Popular Literature. Evaluating the Cultural Phenomenon
Dr. Wanda Witek-Malicka, Museum Research Center

18:45 – 19:30 | Memory Based on Facts. Symbolism of Auschwitz in Contemporary Discourse
Bartosz Bartyzel, Museum Spokesman

Participation in the session is free. Please submit your applications using the online form by 27 February 2024. After this date, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the session.

Although decades have passed since the tragedy of World War II, and with each passing year there are fewer eyewitnesses to the crimes committed by Nazi Germany, literature and film strive to sustain the memory of these events. Based on them, we build a vision of how the Auschwitz camp functioned and what life was like for prisoners behind the barbed wire.

There are many books available with the word "Auschwitz" in the title, among which it is difficult to distinguish testimonies and accounts of Survivors from novels that are fantasies of contemporary authors about real events and characters.

We also recommend one of the episodes of our podcast "On Auschwitz," which is dedicated to literature on camp-related topics.