MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
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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Act of Foundation

Sixty years have gone by since the cessation 
of the criminal machinery of the Holocaust and the torment 
of the concentration camps.

The years are passing.
There are fewer and fewer of us
who survived the concentration camp,
who profoundly understand its message and significance. 

The years are passing.
Today – again – hatred and contempt are being propagated.
Again nations are dying.
Again the hydra of anti-Semitism and xenophobia is being born.

Upbringing and education on the subject of Auschwitz
and the Holocaust should save man today, Europe and the
world of today.
This education and this upbringing are born in our memories
and in our commemoration of the victims. There are fewer and
fewer of us.

Soon our burden shall be completely taken over by historians,
scholars, teachers and educators.
We turn to them and ask them to:

  • convey the memory of the victims of Auschwitz and the Holocaust,
  • deepen an understanding of the mechanisms of hatred and contempt,
  • perceive new threats,
  • prevent them by developing dialogue and cooperation.

Tombs arouse pensiveness. There are no tombs here.
At the site of this atrocity, pensiveness must give way to
responsibility. For the soil shall not conceal the blood 
of the victims, and their cries shall not cease.
Today, education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust
shall convey this cry to all generations.

May this task, which the new generations are acquiring to their
Consciences, become a source of hope to you and your children.

January 27, 2005
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.Sixty years have gone by since the cessation