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23rd March of the Living


Approximately ten thousand people – young Jews from all around the world, but also a 2,000 strong group of Polish youth – participated on April 28 in the 23rd March of the Living at the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Opening of New Permanent Exhibition “Shoah” in Auschwitz-Birkenau


On Thursday, 13 June 2013 the new Permanent Exhibition "Shoah" in  Block 27 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum will open in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate and Exhibition Curator Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Piotr Cywinski, Israeli and Polish officials and Holocaust survivors.

Delegation Members

Maciej Pisarski (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Grzegors Berendt (Institute of National Remembrance) - Academic Working Group

Alicja Bialecka (Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Grzegorz Chorąży (Ministry of National Education)- Education Working Group

Malgorzata Skorka (Ministry of National Education) – Education Working Group


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