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Visitors at Birkenau

Visitors at Birkenau

On January 27, 2015 we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentraction and extermination camp Auschwitz.   On this day the whole world will be listening to the voices of Auschwitz.   On this day we will meet at the authentic site of the former camp as the sign of our remembrance.   Share this video to support the Auschwitz Memorial and its educational mission. Please share and remember with us.

On January 27, 2015 we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentraction and extermination camp Auschwitz. On this day the whole world will be listening to the voices of Auschwitz. On this day we will meet at the authentic site of the former camp as the sign of our remembrance. Share this video to support the Auschwitz Memorial and its educational mission. Please share and remember with us.

Over 250 guides-educators explain the history of Auschwitz in almost 20 languages to visitors coming from all over the world.

Over 250 guides-educators explain the history of Auschwitz in almost 20 languages to visitors coming from all over the world.

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.

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.

Five metal stamps for tattooing prisoner numbers – a new item in our Collections (3,3, 0 and two stamps that can be 6 or 9). This is one of the most important finds in recent years.   Initially, the tattoos were applied to a left breast of a prisoner. A stamp fitted with sharp needles perforated the skin, and ink was rubbed into the wounds.  More: http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1161&Itemid=7

Five metal stamps for tattooing prisoner numbers – a new item in our Collections (3,3, 0 and two stamps that can be 6 or 9). This is one of the most important finds in recent years. Initially, the tattoos were applied to a left breast of a prisoner. A stamp fitted with sharp needles perforated the skin, and ink was rubbed into the wounds. More: http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1161&Itemid=7

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conservators at work. The picture shows a stage of conservation of ceramic insulators on the fences of the former Auschwitz I camp. Damaged or cracked insulators must be conserved in the workshops. Here they are put back in their original position.

Conservators at work. The picture shows a stage of conservation of ceramic insulators on the fences of the former Auschwitz I camp. Damaged or cracked insulators must be conserved in the workshops. Here they are put back in their original position.

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.

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.

The mass at the block 11 of the former Auschwitz I camp. The 72nd anniversary of death of Franciscan Father Maximilian Kolbe, who was murdered by Germans in Auschwitz on 14 August 1941.

The mass at the block 11 of the former Auschwitz I camp. The 72nd anniversary of death of Franciscan Father Maximilian Kolbe, who was murdered by Germans in Auschwitz on 14 August 1941.

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