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AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

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CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Call for participants: "Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation"

05-03-2020
We are pleased to announce the seminar for graduates of the ICEAH projects “Shaping the memory about Auschwitz and the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation” organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It will take place on August 1-8, 2020. Application deadline is April 15, 2020. Results of the recruitment process will be announced till April 20, 2020.

An invitation for the conference "Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the ICEAH""

13-02-2020
Due to the 15th anniversary of its establishing the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) invites to attend a conference “Challenges of education in an authentic memorial site. Activities of the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust” that will take place on July 1-4, 2020 in a new building of the Centre.

New online lesson: Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto in KL Auschwitz

13-01-2020
"Jews from the Lodz Ghetto in KL Auschwitz" is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Adam Sitarek, from the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź. The lesson is available in Polish, English and Hebrew.

A new perspective for education at the Memorial. Adaptation work has been completed at the new seat of the Education Center.

04-10-2019
The project for the conversion of the historical building of the so-called Old Theatre into the new seat of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was officially completed on 3 October after several years of efforts and more than two years of construction and conservation work.

“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites...” - post-conference publication

27-09-2019
“Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at Authentic Memorial Sites. Current Status and Future Prospects” is a new publication by the Auschwitz Museum. It is a summary of the international conference which was held in Oświęcim on 10-12 November 2018.
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ICEAH – General Information

The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust

The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was established in 2005 and constitutes and integral part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Its activities include educating about the history of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. It teaches about the tragic fate of Jews, Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war as well as about the fate of all other groups of Victims incarcerated and murdered in Auschwitz.

The activities carried out by the Centre for Education are aimed at pupils and students as well as teachers and pedagogues and representatives of different professions, including also the groups of people “excluded” from the society. The Centre organizes among others study stays for the young, conferences, educational projects, trainings, courses, exhibitions as well as provides the access to self-education materials on the Internet.

The context of Auschwitz makes it possible to take a closer look at the challenges of the modern world. What is an individual compared to authority? What are human rights? How to recognize the first symptoms of them being limited? What can a man do in the face of totalitarianism? These are just some of the questions that hundreds of thousands of people visiting the Auschwitz Memorial each year ask themselves. Memorial Site Educators assist them in finding the answers. 

“We have to ask ourselves and the world a question, how much truth about the horrible experiences of totalitarianism did we manage to pass on to younger generations? I think a lot, but not enough. Here and now, as the last will and testament of the prisoners who will no longer be among us, we must make a decision about the opening of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.”

Władysław Bartoszewski, January 27, 2005