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”.
at the IYMC
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.
on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the IYMC
On June 21st 2016 the festivities on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim took place at the Institute for Church and Judaism of the Humboldt University in Berlin.
of the Documentation Centre “Witnesses“
On the 29th of May the Documentation Centre “Witnesses” was inaugurated at the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz.
The Pedagogical and Programme Department of the IYMC proves the claim that learning is never complete. During a two-day external study trip to Łódź the educators explored its history starting from the prewar industrial period throughout the time of the Nazi occupation, visited the area of the former Litzmannstadt Ghetto and the Radegast train station as well as got acquainted with the work of the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center.
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.
Minister-President of Brandenburg visits the IYMC
On July 6th a delegation led by Dr. Dietmar Woidke, Minister-President of Brandenburg, visited the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz.
of the head of the German Social Democrats (SPD) - Sigmar Gabriel
On the 11th of June Sigmar Gabriel – Head of the German Social Democrats (SPD) and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany visited Oświęcim.
It is with deep sorrow that we have to inform you about the passing away of Ignacy Krasnokucki. In the last few years he met with the participants of Auschwitz memorial tours staying at the IYMC as well as took part in international seminars organized by the Educational and Programme Department of the Centre.
On the 19th of April 2016 volunteers from the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim played an active role in the initiative for civic education „Daffodils” initiated by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.