We are delighted to announce that we have reached an incredible 10,000 followers on our official Instagram account in little over a year. The social media platform that was once considered as a non educational tool has seen an upsurge of informative pages that now equal the likes of Facebook for their interaction potential.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our new full time archivist, Iga Bunalska. Iga has previously been a volunteer with the Auschwitz Study Group (ASG) for over a year and has been researching in the Auschwitz Museum Archives on behalf of the ASG as a volunteer for much of this time.
The town of Oświęcim is full of places strongly related to the Auschwitz camps, which aren't included in the protection zone. One of them was an abandoned building of a former tannery. It was opened at the very end of the 19th century and taken over by the Nazis during the Second World War, and a memory of the tannery was refreshed only in 2000 because of a controversial decision of creating a discotheque in there.
On 7th February 1943 a very special transport arrived to Auschwitz. It came from the Weigl Institute in Lviv. People of that transport were put in Block 20 (the Prisoners' Hospital) in the main camp alongside their wives and children. They were assigned to work for the Hygiene Institute in Rajsko.
From the very beginning of 2017 the Auschwitz Study Group has been working in association with the Lake District Holocaust Project, based in the UK. The purpose of the collaboration is to identify the details and fate of all the female prisoners working in the Raisko sub-camp.
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