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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Mission Statement

Mission: Remembrance – Awareness – Responsibility

The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was created by a decision of the Polish government in June 2005. Five months earlier, on January 27, 2005, during commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp, two former prisoners of Auschwitz, Władysław Bartoszewski and Simone Veil, signed the Act of Foundation on behalf of all former prisoners. During the ceremonial launch of the Center, delegations from over 40 countries were in attendance, including presidents, prime ministers, as well as members of royal families. The Act of Foundation has been signed by two hundred more former prisoners expressing their support for the idea of creating this educational center in Oświęcim.

The mission of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust is to provide a learning experience, which is dedicated to the tragedy of the Victims as well as the history of the last well preserved of the vast extermination centers. The authenticity of the Auschwitz-Birkenau site and the testimony of survivors are to further a deeper understanding of the origins of intolerance, racism, and anti-Semitism. Education at the Memorial is meant to foster reflection about the meaning of personal responsibility today, in Europe and beyond.