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International Seminar in Cracow on the Roma and Sinti Genocide

ITF Chair Ambassador Karel de Beer will be speaking at an international seminar on "The Roma and Sinti Genocide: Memory, Identity and Present-day Racism," which will be held on 1 August in Cracow,...

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Poland Pledges Funds for Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

The Polish government has earmarked almost 8.5 million euros for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. During the parliamentary session on 2 August, the government allotted 34 million zlotys...

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Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires and the Government of Poland Hold Seminar on Janusz Korczak

The Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires and the Polish government inaugurated a seminar on Janusz Korczak on 21-22 August in Buenos Aires. The event was part of a series of activities marking the 70th...

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Polish Prime Minister Tusk appoints Yad Vashem Chairman Shalev Deputy Chairman of International Auschwitz Council

The Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, has appointed Chairman of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev as Deputy Chairman of the International Auschwitz Council. The International Auschwitz Council was...

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews Opens in Warsaw

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened on 19 April 2013 on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.  This date marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.  The...

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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...

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Yad Vashem gets access to Polish archives

Israel's Holocaust museum Yad Vashem says it has reached an agreement with Poland that gives it access to World War II-era documents in 34 provincial archives across the eastern European country. Y...

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American Muslim leaders visit Auschwitz and Dachau

Last week, eight Muslim leaders from communities across the United States took part in a trip to Dachau and Auschwitz as part of an initiative to foster interfaith understanding and awareness on the...

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Warsaw Ghetto Fighters Monument Unveiled

On May 13, the ceremony for the unveiling of the Monument Commemorating the Evacuation of Warsaw Ghetto Fighters took place at 51, Prosta Street in Warsaw. The monument is situated at the very...

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Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day

On 2 August 2014 over 1,000 people gathered at Auschwitz II-Birkenau to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called "Gypsy Family Camp" where in 1944 nearly 3,000 Roma and...

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