The fate of Greek Jews deported by Germans to the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp during WWII is presented through the stories of concrete people at a new temporary exhibition at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence are to visit the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, a symbol of Jews' extermination and the martyrdom of Poles and other nations.
Piotr Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, was bestowed the Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier (Knight) on Thursday by the French ambassador in Poland, Pierre Levy.
With thousands of personal items, dozens of buildings and hundreds of metres of fencing to protect against the ravages of time, the Auschwitz’s museums conservationist have a battle on their hands.
Set up in December 1940, the orchestra at Auschwitz was one of whole range of tools that the SS used to torment prisoners.