MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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.

Volunteers of the Memorial honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten... ”

04-07-2019
At the 72nd anniversary of creation of the Museum at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting voluntary work at the Memorial were honoured with the awards “If Not for Those Ten...”. Among them there were persons from Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, the United States, Japan.

Seminar in collaboration with the academic centre for oral history in Voronezh

01-05-2019
The International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust has organised for the seventh time, in cooperation with the Academic Centre for Oral History in Voronezh, a seminar for teachers and educators from Russia entitled “Auschwitz - history and symbol” The project, which took place between 15 and 18 April 2019, involved 22 people from different Russian cities.

ICEAH seminar in Ukraine for Polish teachers and educators

08-04-2019
"Studying the Holocaust for the development of an atmosphere of tolerance" is the title of a seminar addressed to Polish educators, held on 24-29 March 2019 in the Dniepr and Kiev. It was attended by 22 people, teachers and guide (educators) of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
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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.