Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum - Metal stamps with embedded needles that the SS used to tattoo the prisoners of Auschwitz have been found in Poland. It was thought that no original tattooing equipment survived the war.
Original diary written by a 16 year old Polish girl Anna Hinel has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial Archive. In her diary she wrote about life in occupied Warsaw in 1939 and Anna Hinel died in the Auschwitz camp on March
On the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Germans liquidated the so-called Gypsy family camp (Zigeunerfamilienlager) of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Nearly 3000 children, women and men of the last Roma prisoners were murdered in the gas chambers. Several hundred people attended the ceremony dedicated to the 69th anniversary of the event, which took place at the former German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
Preservation of archival documents of the SS-Hygiene archival collection at the Auschwitz Memorial conservation lab. Furnished with all essential research and conservation equipment, the conservation studio is among the most up-to-date in the world.
On 1 August 1944, the Warsaw Uprising began. On the anniversary of this event, promptly at 17.00 – the commencement of fighting by the insurgents at the "W" hour – the director of the Museum, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński, laid a wreath at the Death Wall and paid tribute to the heroes and victims of the Uprising — including the thousands of residents of the capital deported to Auschwitz.
Groups of visitors starting their tour at the Auschwitz Memorial today (March We hope that it is one of the last snowy and cold days this year. However, snow gives a completely different experience of the site.
Until 4 October visitors can see a temporary exhibition prepared by the Terezin Memorial which tells the story of the Theresienstadt ghetto as well as creation and liquidation of the so-called family camp for the Jews from Theresienstadt created in Auschwitz II-Birkenau in September 1943. The exhibition is presented in Block 12 of the former Auschwitz I camp.
Halina Birenbaum (b. 1929 in Warsaw), an Israeli poet and writer, the survivor of Majdanek, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ravensbrück and Neustadt-Glewe, during a meeting with Polish youth. It was a part of an educational session of the International Center of Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz Memorial. (Photo. Bartosz Bartyzel)
Andrzej Kacorzyk, the deputy director of the Auschwitz Memorial and the head of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust began a two week seminar for a group of students from University of British Columbia in Canada on 12 May 2014.
The temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial is devoted to the history of the ghetto established by the Nazis in the Czech Terezin (Theresienstadt) and the fate of Jews deported from Terezin to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz. It can be seen until Oct 4 in the temporary exhibition hall located in block 12 at the Museum.
A group of students and teachers from Millthorpe School in York (UK) visited the Auschwitz Memorial on February 16 and made a donation of 1540 pounds. The money was raised during the Holocaust Remembrance Day this year. The group was welcomed by the deputy director Andrzej Kacorzyk.