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As the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum observes the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, it is focusing on new generations of visitors.

For Auschwitz Museum, a Time of Great Change

As the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum observes the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, it is focusing on new generations of visitors.

Exhibits at Auschwitz Museum - hair, shoes, suitcases, artificial limbs

Exhibits at Auschwitz Museum - hair, shoes, suitcases, artificial limbs

Suitcases carried by the victims of the Holocaust. They were often labeled with the names and numbers of the carriers. Unlike the shoes, they show little sign of deterioration. Rooms were also stacked with these, among other containers.

Suitcases carried by the victims of the Holocaust. They were often labeled with the names and numbers of the carriers. Unlike the shoes, they show little sign of deterioration. Rooms were also stacked with these, among other containers.

Auschwitz Museum collections include: • about 110 thousand shoes; • about 3,800 suitcases, 2,100 of which bear the names of their owners; • over ...

Auschwitz Museum collections include: • about 110 thousand shoes; • about 3,800 suitcases, 2,100 of which bear the names of their owners; • over ...

Auschwitz/Birkenau - Roll Call- prisoners' wooden shoes- Auschwitz Museum

Auschwitz/Birkenau - Roll Call- prisoners' wooden shoes- Auschwitz Museum

A new museum offers a rebuke — and an antidote — to our sanitized history of slavery

Inside America’s Auschwitz

A new museum offers a rebuke — and an antidote — to our sanitized history of slavery

Auschwitz museum staff find jewellery hidden in false bottom of enamel mug http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/auschwitz-museum-staff-find-jewellery-8008206 …

Auschwitz museum staff find jewellery hidden in false bottom of enamel mug http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/auschwitz-museum-staff-find-jewellery-8008206 …

For 70 Years, A Mug In Auschwitz Held A Secret Treasure : The Two-Way : NPR

For 70 Years, A Mug In Auschwitz Held A Secret Treasure

For 70 Years, A Mug In Auschwitz Held A Secret Treasure : The Two-Way : NPR

Locks of Mala and Edek's hair on display at Auschwitz museum.

Locks of Mala and Edek's hair on display at Auschwitz museum.

April 16, 1947 at the former concentration camp Auschwitz I was hanged first camp commandant Rudolf Hoess. Gallows on which he was hanged stands today at the Auschwitz museum.

April 16, 1947 at the former concentration camp Auschwitz I was hanged first camp commandant Rudolf Hoess. Gallows on which he was hanged stands today at the Auschwitz museum.

Simple enamel containers in the Auschwitz Museum Archive. A multipurpose utility: dish, bowl, wash basin, pillow, chamber pot. Prisoners received on average three meals daily, each consisting off roughly 300-400 calories. Most of the food served was either ersatz in nature, rotten, and / or inedible by most standards.  From auschwitz.org

Simple enamel containers in the Auschwitz Museum Archive. A multipurpose utility: dish, bowl, wash basin, pillow, chamber pot. Prisoners received on average three meals daily, each consisting off roughly 300-400 calories. Most of the food served was either ersatz in nature, rotten, and / or inedible by most standards. From auschwitz.org

Two virtual exhibitions prepared by the Auschwitz Memorial Site may be viewed as a part of the Google Cultural Institute Internet platform launched on October 10, 2012. The official inauguration of the project in Poland took place in the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle in Warsaw in the presence of Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Museum.

Two virtual exhibitions prepared by the Auschwitz Memorial Site may be viewed as a part of the Google Cultural Institute Internet platform launched on October 10, 2012. The official inauguration of the project in Poland took place in the Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle in Warsaw in the presence of Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz Museum.

Eyeglasses of the Victims. Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Eyeglasses of the Victims. Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14, appears in a prisoner identity photo provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the photography department at Auschwitz, the Nazi-run death camp where some 1.5 million people, most of them Jewish, died during World War II. Czeslawa was a Polish Catholic girl, from Wolka Zlojecka, Poland, who was sent to Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. Within three months, both were dead. Photographer (and fellow prisoner) Brasse recalled…

Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14, appears in a prisoner identity photo provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the photography department at Auschwitz, the Nazi-run death camp where some 1.5 million people, most of them Jewish, died during World War II. Czeslawa was a Polish Catholic girl, from Wolka Zlojecka, Poland, who was sent to Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. Within three months, both were dead. Photographer (and fellow prisoner) Brasse recalled…

whipping benches on display in the Block 11 permanent exhibition display at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial

whipping benches on display in the Block 11 permanent exhibition display at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial

Kazmierz Smolen, former Auschwitz prisoner and director of the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial from 1955-1990. He died on the 67 anniversary of Auschwitz on 01/27/2012.

Kazmierz Smolen, former Auschwitz prisoner and director of the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial from 1955-1990. He died on the 67 anniversary of Auschwitz on 01/27/2012.