Young leaders

at the RYLA seminar

Today we hear a lot about the things, that divide us in Europe. The participants of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award seminar under the title “Set Piers – Build Bridges” met on 10th-14th May in Frankfurt (Oder) to discuss what unites us in Europe and how the European community should develop in the face of current challenges.


Karl Höcker Album

Karl Höcker Album

On the 26th of March in the IYMC in Oświęcim the Trans-Atlantic Theatre performed the play "Karl Höcker Album". The performance is based on the analysis of images contained in a personal album of the SS officer Karl Höcker, adjutant of Richard Baer, one of the commanders of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Helmut Morlok

6.04.1929 – 10.03.2017
Helmut Morlok

He was a co-founder and co-creator of our house: The International Youth Meeting Centre owes its charm and attractivity towards young people from all over the world, who come to this place in order study the history of the German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau but also to get to know the memories of the survivors, to his creativity and architectural concept.

Adam Makowicz

at the IYMC
Adam Makowicz

On October 21st a concert of Adam Makowicz, polish and world-renowned jazz legend, took place at the International Youth Meeting Centre.

Papal visit

Papal visit

On July 29th Pope Francis visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Holy Father went silently through Auschwitz I and met with survivors of KL Auschwitz at Block 11.

Showing of the film

“My Friend the Enemy”, Director Wanda Kościa
My Friend the Enemy

Today, on April 7th, the IYMC organized an intergenerational meeting around Wanda Kościa’s documentary “My Friend the Enemy”, where we discussed the issues of shaping memory of tragic past events and remembering without hatred. The film documents a trip of the Polish survivors of the Volhynia massacre to the Volhynia territories in search of the families of the Ukrainians, who were saving them.


of BVB and Evonik
BVB Evonik

On the 23 of march the IYMC hosted delegation of BVB and Evonik. The group under the supervision of Andreas Kahrs and Daniel Lörcher, who are visiting our House since 2011, during the meeting with director of IYMC Leszek Szuster learnt about history and activity of IYMC. Daniel Lörcher presented information about program of BVB fans study trips.


for Leszek Szuster
Leszek Szuster

We are pleased to inform that the Director of the International Youth Meeting Centre Foundation, Mr. Leszek Szuster, was among the laureates of the newspaper Gazeta Krakowska plebiscite “Personality of the Year 2016” in the category Culture in the district of Oświęcim.

Grant of 1,000 euros

grant IG Metall-Wolfsburg

During the summing up of the project „Learning through Meeting”, realized in the IYMC by Volkwagen AG in cooperation with the International Auschwitz Committee, the youth representatives of IG Metall-Wolfsburg donated 1000 Euro to the International Youth Meeting Centre for the implementation of the Ukrainian-Polish theatre workshop “Light in the Darkness”.

Lutz van Dijk

at the IYMC
Lutz van Dijk

On July 12th an evening dedicated to the “Persecution of homosexuals in the time of National-Socialism”, with a special focus on two biographies, took place in the Forum of the IYMC.

Hotel Services

We offer our guests three spaciously laid out pavilions with 100 accommodations in double, triple, quadruple and quintuple rooms.