Events 2012

Important events that took place at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2012.
Guardian of National Memory Sites gold and silver medals were presented to employees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on December 11. The ceremony was presided over by Professor Andrzej Kunert, secretary of the Council for the Protection of Memory of Combat and Martyrdom (ROPWiM).

Guardian of National Memory Sites gold and silver medals were presented to employees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on December 11. The ceremony was presided over by Professor Andrzej Kunert, secretary of the Council for the Protection of Memory of Combat and Martyrdom (ROPWiM).

On December 9 in the Auschwitz Memorial Site, celebrations were held for the 70th anniversary of the death of Archimandrite Grigol Peradze, an Orthodox holy martyr, who was murdered in the German Nazi concentration camp on Dec. 6, 1942.

On December 9 in the Auschwitz Memorial Site, celebrations were held for the 70th anniversary of the death of Archimandrite Grigol Peradze, an Orthodox holy martyr, who was murdered in the German Nazi concentration camp on Dec. 6, 1942.

In November the conference “Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism,” organised by the Auschwitz Museum, was attended by representatives of 26 institutions from seven countries in Europe, the USA and Israel, mainly specialist involved in the building of a database consisting of the names and surnames of those persecuted by the Nazis. The theme of the meeting was to discuss the problem of a long-term storage of digital data.

In November the conference “Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism,” organised by the Auschwitz Museum, was attended by representatives of 26 institutions from seven countries in Europe, the USA and Israel, mainly specialist involved in the building of a database consisting of the names and surnames of those persecuted by the Nazis. The theme of the meeting was to discuss the problem of a long-term storage of digital data.

In November Zofia Banaszczyk, former prisoner of the German Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Helmbrechts, donated a set of camp letters to the Auschwitz Memorial Site.

In November Zofia Banaszczyk, former prisoner of the German Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Helmbrechts, donated a set of camp letters to the Auschwitz Memorial Site.

On October 25 a three-year project entitled, "The Conservation of Five Wooden Barracks at the Former Auschwitz II–Birkenau Concentration Camp" has come to an end. This was the first such a large and complex conservation project carried out by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum which was financed from the founds of the EU.

On October 25 a three-year project entitled, "The Conservation of Five Wooden Barracks at the Former Auschwitz II–Birkenau Concentration Camp" has come to an end. This was the first such a large and complex conservation project carried out by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum which was financed from the founds of the EU.

On October 19 Prince Albert II of Monaco with Princess Charlene visited the site of the largest former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. "The flame of our memory will never die," the princely couple wrote in the visitor's book at the end of the visit to Auschwitz I.

On October 19 Prince Albert II of Monaco with Princess Charlene visited the site of the largest former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. "The flame of our memory will never die," the princely couple wrote in the visitor's book at the end of the visit to Auschwitz I.

Two virtual exhibitions prepared by the Auschwitz Memorial Site may be viewed as a part of the Google Cultural Institute Internet platform launched on October 10, 2012. The official inauguration of the project in Poland took place in the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle in Warsaw in the presence of Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Museum.

Two virtual exhibitions prepared by the Auschwitz Memorial Site may be viewed as a part of the Google Cultural Institute Internet platform launched on October 10, 2012. The official inauguration of the project in Poland took place in the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle in Warsaw in the presence of Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Museum.

On September 10, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk presented the nominations of the members of the International Auschwitz Council in Warsaw. The inaugural meeting of the third term of the IAC took place on 10 September in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski. The new vice presidents of the IAC are: Dr Barbara Engelking and Avner Shalev. Marek Zając was reappointed as a secretary of the Council.

On September 10, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk presented the nominations of the members of the International Auschwitz Council in Warsaw. The inaugural meeting of the third term of the IAC took place on 10 September in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski. The new vice presidents of the IAC are: Dr Barbara Engelking and Avner Shalev. Marek Zając was reappointed as a secretary of the Council.

On August 9 approximately 300 worshipers attended the 70th celebration anniversary of the death of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross–Edith Stein–which took place in the former German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

On August 9 approximately 300 worshipers attended the 70th celebration anniversary of the death of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross–Edith Stein–which took place in the former German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

Several hundred people attended the ceremony of the Genocide Remembrance Day of the Roma and Sinti at the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The ceremony was held on 68th anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called Gypsy Family Camp (Zigeunerfamilienlager) on August 2. On the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Nazis murdered in gas chambers in Birkenau nearly 3000 children, women and men.

Several hundred people attended the ceremony of the Genocide Remembrance Day of the Roma and Sinti at the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The ceremony was held on 68th anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called Gypsy Family Camp (Zigeunerfamilienlager) on August 2. On the night of 2 to 3 August 1944, the Nazis murdered in gas chambers in Birkenau nearly 3000 children, women and men.

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