The Polish-English book “Auschwitz Bauleitung. Designing a Death Camp” sets out in shocking detail how the full potential of German technology and industry took part in building the death apparatus that claimed the lives of 1.3 million victims.
Opened on the initiative of former prisoners on 2 July, 1947, the history of the museum has now been documented in the new album divided into six sections and entitled '75 years of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial'.
Holocaust survivors have returned to Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s most infamous death camp, to take part in commemorations marking the 77th anniversary of its liberation.
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 new version is aimed squarely at academics and researchers into totalitarianism rather than the general reader. It runs to 1,000 pages and will be buttressed with an extensive introduction and over 2,000 footnotes.
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.”
In a letter to the president of Nigeria, where the 13-year-old is being held, Piotr Cywiński said he would take the 13-year-old’s place, adding: “I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity.”
Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, has written to the president of Nigeria requesting the pardon of a 13-year-old boy sentenced to 10 years in prison for blasphemy, Cywinski has tweeted.
The main observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the World War Two Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz launched on Monday afternoon on the camp's memorial site in southern Poland.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi-German death camp, TFN’s Stuart Dowell travels to the site where over 1 million people were murdered to meet survivors and to hear their harrowing recollections.