Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has denounced anti-semitic graffiti recently discovered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
Spray-painted anti-Semitic texts were discovered on nine barrack buildings at the former German Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, the Auschwitz Museum announced on Tuesday.
Until now, it was known only that Franciszek Jaźwiecki who captured the broken faces of his fellow inmates through hundreds of harrowing portraits, had been employed in the death camp’s paint shop.
The Auschwitz Museum, located on the memorial site of the notorious WW2 Auschwitz Nazi death camp in south Poland, will reopen to the public on Monday after several months under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum announced on Thursday.
Once asked to draw the view from her bedroom window for homework, Anna Odi couldn’t decide whether to draw the crematorium or the gallows where Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess was executed. She told TFN: “I think I am a hostage to the stories of people who experienced this hell. I am continuing what my parents started, to be a witness. Like my parents, I owe it to the victims.”
The Auschwitz Museum's budget "collapsed" after pandemic lockdowns led to a massive drop in visitor numbers in 2020, the museum’s annual report has said.
Auschwitz museum director Piotr Cywiński stepped in to help and offered to serve part of the teen’s jail sentence for clemency after Omar Farouq Bashir was sentenced allegedly ‘blaspheming against Allah’ during an argument with a friend at school.
The T-shirt, which shows a skull and crossbones alongside the ‘Camp Auschwitz’ slogan, was listed for sale on Etsy’s marketplace and is similar to one worn by a rioter who stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.
The Auschwitz Museum in southern Poland will remain closed to visitors until January 31 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum announced on Tuesday.
In a letter to Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, the director of the museum Piotr Cywiński hit out at the “preposterous sentence” saying: “While waiting for your response, I wish to assure you that I will continue to act toward’s the boy’s release.”